Paris Saint-Germain block Carlo Ancelotti's Madrid switch
PARIS (AFP) - Carlo Ancelotti, who wants to quit Paris Saint-Germain and succeed Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid, found his escape route blocked by the French champions' Qatari owners on Sunday.
Ancelotti has been tipped to replace Mourinho at Real in the summer with the Portuguese expected to return to Chelsea and the Italian coach made clear his desire to go to Spain despite having one more year left on his PSG contract.
"My wish is to leave the club," said the 53-year-old after meeting PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi. "I have asked to leave. We are going to wait for a response from the club who are going to take a few days to decide."
But al-Khelaifi insisted that Ancelotti, who this season led PSG to a first title since 1994, is going nowhere. "He said that he wanted to leave for Real Madrid. I said it's not possible because he has a contract for another year - that is our decision," al-Khelaifi told www.beinsport.fr.