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Ancelotti Wants To Leave Paris St Germain

posted 19 May 2013, 14:56 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 19 May 2013, 14:57 ]

Carlo Ancelotti informs Paris St Germain officials that he wants to leave but the club insist that they want the Italian to stay with the French champions.

SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, NEAR PARISFRANCE  (REUTERS) -  Carlo Ancelotti informed Paris St Germain officials on Sunday (May 19) that he wants to leave at the end of the season after leading the club to their first French league title in 19 years.

"I have asked the club to leave and I am waiting for their answer because I am under contract," Ancelotti said at the Ligue 1 awards ceremony after being named coach of the season along with St Etienne's Christophe Galtier.

PSG sporting director Leonardo, however, told sports daily L'Equipe earlier on Sunday (May 19): "Carlo asked to leave for Real Madrid but we want him to stay.

"No decision has been made. Our priority is still that he stays. We have never contacted other coaches."

Ancelotti declined to confirm that he wanted to join Real Madrid. On Friday (May 17), the Italian said he had not spoken to Real.

"I don't speak about Real Madrid, why do you speak about Real Madrid?" Ancelotti asked a reporter at a news conference. "I never speak with Madrid so I think the journalists speak about Real Madrid and me. Not Madrid."

Ancelotti joined PSG, who are owned by Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), in December 2011, leading them to their first French league title since 1994 last weekend.

PSG were not immediately available for comment.

Earlier this week, Al-Khelaifi told Reuters that Ancelotti will not be leaving the club as the Italian still has one more year on his contract.

Ancelotti's contract at PSG was automatically renewed by one year until June next year when the club secured a Champions League spot for next season.

"He (Ancelotti) loves Paris St Germain," Al-Khelaifi said. "We have contract with him one year and we'll see what happens but the contract - as Paris St Germain respects all our contracts that we sign -- so you know he's got (a) contract, one year contract and that's it. For me, he's here next year.

"Here in the media he's leaving, he's coming, he's going but for us we have contract with him one year, he's a fantastic guy, I like Carlo. He did a great job to be honest and I'm sure that he'll respect the contract too, so that's the situation."

Ancelotti, 53, won league titles with PSG, AC Milan and Chelsea, also taking the Italian club to the Champions League title in 2003 and 2007.

His contract at PSG was automatically renewed by one year until June next year when the club secured a Champions League spot for next season.



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