MILAN: Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Saturday that he will step down as football manager when he finally leaves Real Madrid, ending one of the most glorious careers of football’s modern era.
Ancelotti said in May he would ‘probably’ quit once he left Madrid, but he cleared up any doubts in an interview with Italian daily Il Messaggero.
“This time at Real will end my career, after Los Blancos I will quit,” the 63-year-old said.
“Real are the pinnacle of football. It makes sense to quit after my experience here.”
Ancelotti became the first manager to win Europe’s top five leagues when he won the Spanish title last season, and he capped off a remarkable campaign by winning his second Champions League for the club.
It was Madrid’s 14th time crowning themselves European champions and the latest in a string of honors the Italian has won over a long playing and coaching career.
He won three Serie A titles with Roma and AC Milan in the 1980s, as well as back-to-back European Cups with Arrigo Sacchi’s Milan in 1989 and 1990.
He returned to Milan as a coach in 2001 and in eight years at San Siro won the 2004 league title and two champions leagues.
He also led chelsea to a league and FA Cup double in 2010, setting a Premier League record of 103 goals scored in the process.
He also won Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain in 2013 and the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich four years later.

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