Former Chelsea boss Ancelotti plans retirement after Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti

The ex-Blues boss could bow out at the end of his contract with the La Liga team.

One-time Chelsea manager and current Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has dropped his biggest hint yet that his current managerial role with Los Blancos could be his last before stepping away from the game.

The Italian spent two years at Stamford Bridge, leading the Blues to a historic Premier League and FA Cup double in 2010 before being dismissed from his role with the club the following year, after failing to secure any more silverware.

Despite that setback, Ancelotti went on to enjoy success in France with Paris Saint German, winning Ligue 1 comfortably last year and attracting the interest of Real Madrid, with the 54-year-old departing the Parc Des Princes for the Santiago Bernabeu over the summer.

Real will be hoping that the former Milan player can replicate the kind of success he enjoyed as manager of the Rossoneri, with Ancelotti overseeing European Cup victories in 2003 and 2007.

And should he succeed in this final mission of bringing Europe’s biggest club prize to the Madrid club then the Italian this week admitted, in an interview with Sky Sports, that he would consider calling it a day.

“Only I can say that after the Real Madrid will look, you might decide to retire, might even decide to quit,” he told reporters.

Ancelotti meanwhile refused to be drawn on speculation linking him with the Italy national team manager role, with reports suggesting that current boss Cesare Prandelli will step away from the role after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

He also continues to be linked to AS Roma, despite the club enjoying a 100 per cent start to the current campaign under new boss and former Lille manager Rudi Garcia.

Ancelotti was only the second foreign manager to win a domestic double in England, following hot on the heels of Arsene Wenger.

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