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Ancelotti Focuses on Real Madrid Amid Brazil Speculations and Mbappe Rumors

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Ancelotti Firmly Denies Brazil Speculations

Carlo Ancelotti, the head coach of Real Madrid, has put an end to the discussions regarding his possible future move to Brazil’s national team. The Italian manager emphatically stated that he will not engage in discussions about Brazil’s coaching position, reaffirming his commitment to Real Madrid and their upcoming season. Addressing reporters in Los Angeles, where Real Madrid is preparing for their first of four US friendlies against AC Milan, Ancelotti firmly declared, “I will never talk about Brazil, about what is going to happen.” The Italian tactician has remained focused on his role at Real Madrid, despite recent indications that he might be the first foreigner in almost 60 years to coach the Selecao once his current contract with Real Madrid expires in June 2024.

Ancelotti’s Contract and Plans for Real Madrid

With a contract in place until June 2024, Ancelotti emphasized his commitment to the Spanish giants, leaving no room for speculations or distractions. The potential opportunity to lead Brazil during the Copa America in the United States from June 2024 will not sway the coach from his responsibilities at Real Madrid.

“I will never talk about this matter again,” he asserted, wanting to close the chapter on the Brazil coaching rumors. Instead, Ancelotti preferred to focus on his current squad and plans for the upcoming season.

Mbappe Rumors and Squad Improvements

When questioned about Real Madrid’s chances of signing French sensation Kylian Mbappe amid his contract dispute with Paris Saint-Germain, Ancelotti remained cautious and reserved in his response. He refrained from discussing players who are not currently part of the Real Madrid squad.

In terms of squad dynamics, Ancelotti acknowledged the departure of Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema, who recently signed a three-year deal with Al-Ittihad in Saudi Arabia. While admitting that a direct replacement for Benzema has yet to arrive, the coach expressed confidence in the attacking potential of new signings, such as England’s Jude Bellingham and Turkey’s Arda Guler.

Ancelotti plans to experiment with a system that leverages the talents of the new signings while nurturing the growth of the young group of players at Real Madrid. Despite losing a key player like Benzema, the coach believes that the squad has improved overall.

“For me, the squad has improved,” Ancelotti asserted. “We have lost a player who has been fundamental for years in Karim, whom we wish the best and who has been a club legend. But we have a very young group that we are convinced will give us a lot of satisfaction,” he added optimistically.

Preparations for US Friendlies

Following the press conference in Los Angeles, Ancelotti led the team’s first practice at the University of California, where several hundred fans turned out to welcome the Real Madrid squad. As they embark on their US tour, the team will face Manchester United in Houston on July 26 before a highly anticipated Clasico against Barcelona in Dallas on July 29. Before returning to Spain, Real Madrid will take on Juventus in Orlando, Florida, on August 2.

Fans worldwide eagerly await the upcoming season as Real Madrid continues to build on their legacy of success under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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