Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has all but confirmed his departure from the club, revealing that he intends to take a year out of the game for health reasons.
The Italian is expected to part company with Los Blancos in the coming days, after enduring a disappointing end to the 2014-15 season, with the Spanish side being surprisingly knocked out of the Champions League semi-finals by Juventus before finishing second to Barcelona in La Liga. The former Chelsea boss insists that there is no chance of him accepting a job offer from Milan or anyone else.
“I can assure you that I have not lacked opportunities, from Italy, England and Germany,” the 55-year-old told Il Giornale. “And I will not lack offers between now and next year.
“But I said earlier, I will stop for a year, also because I have a very serious reason for stopping. “I have to have an operation because of my cervical stenosis. For some time, it has been affecting my hands and if I lose any more time, it could pass into legs, so I have an appointment for surgery.