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Carlo Ancelotti clarifies Real Madrid future after Valladolid rout

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti has, late on Sunday, moved to provide some clarity on his future with the club.

For those not aware, the subject of the bench at the Santiago Bernabeu has taken its place front and centre in the Spanish media headlines across the week to date.

This comes for a pair of reasons.

First, off, current Blancos boss Ancelotti being persistently tipped to spring a surprise, in taking up the reins of the Brazilian national team in the near future.

And, in turn, the leading media outlets both in Spain, and across Europe, speculating as to just who could replace the beloved Italian in, perhaps, the most high-profile managerial position in world football.

To this point, former Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain headmaster Mauricio Pochettino has been widely labelled as the favourite for the post.

And, for those hopeful of the 63-year-old ultimately springing a surprise in staying put beyond the close of his current terms with Real Madrid in the summer of 2024, the news will mark something of a boost.

This comes with Ancelotti having confirmed that, having already ‘clarified my future’, he would be happy to remain in Spain’s capital for the coming decade if afforded the opportunity:

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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