Carlo Ancelotti admits it would be ‘amazing’ to coach Italy’s national team, although the Azzurri are ‘in good hands’ with Luciano Spalletti and claims he, José Mourinho and Max Allegri are ‘fighting’ a new generation of coaches.
The Italian tactician released an interview with TV7 and the first part was aired by TG1 on Friday evening.
The Italian tactician spoke about his future in Madrid, where his contract runs out this coming June. He has been identified as Brazil’s primary option to become their national team coach, but Carletto seems to prioritise the Merengues.
“I am happy here, but of course, it takes two to do a wedding,” he said, as quoted by Gianluca Di Marzio.
“Brazil? Surely there is an interest, but the Real Madrid contract expires on June 30, 2024, and there is time to make the correct decision.”
Ancelotti was asked his thoughts on Serie A and Allegri’s Juventus, who haven’t won any trophy in the last two seasons.
“Allegri, Mourinho and I are the old generation, which is practical and fights the new generation,” Ancelotti replied.
“Allegri may not amaze, but from what I read, he’s brought Juventus into the top spots.”
The former Milan and Juventus coach was also asked if he’d like to coach Italy’s national team one day.
“Of course, it would be amazing, but we are in good hands. Spalletti is a top coach and he has proved it. He is very smart and in step with the times,” he replied.
Spalletti replaced Roberto Mancini at the Azzurri’s helm this past September leading Italy to qualify for Euro 2024.