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Ancelotti And PSG Set For Showdown Talks

Carlo Ancelotti is headed for showdown talks with PSG president, President Nasser al-Khelaifi, after the Qatari oil billionaire rejected Real Madrid’s bid for the Italian’s services.

Ancelotti is apparently miffed that al-Khelaifi threatened to fire him when PSG were mired in fourth place on the Ligue 1 log earlier this season.

Ancelotti ultimately managed to guide his expensively assembled squad to the French league title, as well as deep into this season’s Champions League.

The fans want Ancelotti to stay, but he says he needs to be convinced of the club’s intentions, suggesting that he would prefer to stay there only for a “project”, and not for a frenzied quest for immediate and total domination.

"I have not talked with the club yet. We have a meeting scheduled on Friday, then we'll see," Ancelotti told L'Equipe.

"I want to continue if it's possible to continue.

"But I want to understand what happened during the season. Some things happened after our (league) defeat against Stade Rennes, then after the defeat at Nice.

"Actually, I want to understand whether I am here for a project or just for one result. That's the question.

“I want to know what happened this season and what will happen in the future."

If he is looking for a ‘project’ however, moving to Real Madrid is perhaps not Ancelotti’s best option.

After all, it is a club where all of John Toshack, Vicente Del Bosque, Manuel Pellegrini, Jupp Heynckes, Bernd Schuster, and more have been sent packing well before their contracts were up.


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