The Italian was speaking to the media on the day he became the first manager to win each of Europe’s top five league titles. Real Madrid won their 35th Spanish top-flight crown after a 4-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday.
Carlo Ancelotti Coy on Kylian Mbappé Links to Real Madrid
Paris Saint-Germain Still Desperate to Keep Hold of Mbappé
Real Madrid have been keen to bring Paris-born striker Mbappé to the Bernabeu for some time, and failed with a 160€ million offer to sign the 23-year-old last summer.
Mbappé showed no signs of any hangover effect following that failed transfer, and has remained prolific in PSG colours this season. The Frenchman has emerged as his side’s most-reliable goalscorer even in the presence of team-mates Lionel Messi and Neymar, and has hit 35 goals in all competitions so far this campaign.
Links between Mbappé and Real Madrid have understandably remained constant throughout the season, but Los Blancos boss Ancelotti refused to give much away when discussing the player with Bein Sports.
Ancelotti said: “Mbappé to Real Madrid? With this club, with this president [Florentino Pérez], the future is already written.”
When pressed further as to whether his comments meant Mbappé is on the verge of a move to the Spanish capital, Ancelotti simply added: “I didn’t say that.”
How Carlo Ancelotti Completed a Clean Sweep of Europe’s Top Titles
Veteran Ancelotti has earned a reputation as one of the most laid-back coaches in the European game, known for his calm touchline demeanour and statesman-like style of dealing with the constant glare of media cameras.
However, the 62-year-old’s insatiable pursuit of trophies cannot be questioned, and the legendary manager has now become the first man to win top-flight titles in Italy, England, France, Germany and Spain.
Ancelotti started his historic run by winning Serie A with AC Milan in 2004, and added the Premier League crown with Chelsea in 2010. France’s Ligue 1 was conquered with PSG in 2013, before Ancelotti led Bayern Munich to Bundesliga success in 2017.
If Ancelotti is also able to take Real Madrid to Champions League glory again this season, he will earn an historic fourth winner’s medal of Europe’s elite club competition as a manager.
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