Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says he intends to ‘respect’ his contract at the club, amid continued speculation that he could become Brazil’s new boss.

The veteran Italian also moved to deny suggestions that his assistant and son, Davide, will be departing the Bernabeu in the near future.

The senior Ancelotti has been the subject of intense speculation, with officials from the Brazilian FA making it abundantly clear that they are keen to hire him at the end of the season, but he has always brushed off the rumours.

As 90min reported recently, Ancelotti is keen to remain in Madrid but has not yet received a definitive answer over whether he will be retained for next season, although those in charge are enormous fans of the Italian and reluctant to make any changes.

He is not the only member of his coaching team to face an uncertain future as reports have suggested Davide, who has worked under his father at Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Napoli, Everton and Real, could be set to fly the nest to become a first-team manager himself.

Swiss side Basel have been touted as a likely destination for Davide, but Ancelotti has moved to quash speculation that he, or his son, will be leaving.

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“He is finishing his UEFA Pro coaching course in Wales, he’ll finish in May, and then he will be able to coach any type of team,” Ancelotti told Rai Radio 1. “But it won’t be Basel.

“He feels good here and we want to stay here. The day that he wants to start his own managerial career, I think he will, and he’ll do it well.”

“There’s a nice saying that works well here: the wind takes the chatter,” Ancelotti added of his own future. “And that’s it, I have a contract until June 30, 2024, and I would like to respect it.”


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