Citing Hilarious $538M Offer, Carlo Ancelotti Snubs Saudi Pro League Move – “No Money Needed”

Published 12/08/2023, 9:13 PM EST

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The future of Carlo Ancelotti is one shrouded in mystery. The Real Madrid boss will be out of contract in June and there is still no confirmation or news regarding a renewal. There have been many rumors regarding a potential move to the Selecao as well. However, it looks like the Italian definitely won’t be moving to the Saudi Pro League, as the tactician has ruled out a potential move to the Middle East.

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Since his return to Real Madrid in 2021, the veteran manager has overseen a very successful period winning the Champions League and La Liga in his first season. As the rumors of Xabi Alonso don’t seem to go away, this could be the final season in Madrid for the legend.

Carlo Ancelotti lets everyone know his intentions on a Saudi move

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In a recent press conference, Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the likeliness of moving to Saudi Arabia. He said, “If I would go to Saudi Arabia for €500 million? Look, I wouldn’t even have to book the flight. I would walk on my feet to go there”. However, this was just a play, as the Italian said, “No, I’m joking. I don’t need money”. Interestingly, he also added, “I’ve another plan and it’s not about Saudi”. Could Carlo be implying the rumoured Brazil move?

Carlo Ancelotti also added that the financial package was not the ultimate decider for him. He said, “Money is not crucial, I’ve enough money… I just want to feel good.” Considering his success as a manager, money never seemed to be a priority for the 4-time Champions League-winning coach. Hence, his next team, if any, would benefit highly from the Italian’s diverse experience.

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What’s next for Ancelotti?

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All evidence points toward Carlo Ancelotti succeeding Fernando Diniz as the manager of the Brazil team. There have been reports that the Brazilian FA has an agreement with the Italian. Also, the chief of the Brazilian FA didn’t rule out the possibility of waiting until 2024 for the Real Madrid boss. Moreover, Ancelotti himself claimed to be happy at knowing Brazil’s interest in him. Hence, it looks like a move is favored by both parties.

Interestingly, current coach Diniz has a 1-year deal set to expire in July 2024. By this time, Carlo Ancelotti would be out of his Real Madrid contract. Therefore, the timeline fits perfectly for the Italian to take charge of the Selecao.

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Adithya Narayanan

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