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Ancelotti: I will never coach Barcelona

Ancelotti: I will never coach Barcelona

He shook hands with Barcelona coach Xavi before the last El Clasico

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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that he is not interested in coaching Barcelona because of his loyalty to Real Madrid, which he described as the best club in the world.

Ancelotti won the Spanish league title and two European Champions League titles in two spells with the club, at which point the 63-year-old was prompted by interest from Brazil and Chelsea over the end of his career with the Spanish side. Coach.

Despite all the speculation and news about the prolific Ancelotti’s next destination, he has ruled out coaching Real Madrid’s arch-rivals.

Ancelotti told reporters at a press conference ahead of Saturday’s Spanish league clash with Villarreal: “For me, coaching Barcelona is impossible. After 1,272 games as a coach, I don’t need to prove anything.”

The Italian coach continued: I don’t want to change myself, you have to respect my personal history and the history of the clubs.

He explained: I feel loved and safe here, so there is no reason to move from Real Madrid to Barcelona.

Ancelotti’s side beat Barcelona 4-0 at the “Camp Nou” in the second leg of Spain’s King’s Cup semi-final, after Barcelona won 1-0 in the first leg to qualify for Real Madrid. Osasuna in the final.

At the level of the league championship, Real Madrid are 12 points behind Barcelona and their hopes of winning the title are almost over.

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