Rumour: Carlo Ancelotti rejects bumper £18million-a-year deal to take over at Manchester United
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti reportedly rejected a remarkable £18million-a-year deal to take over at Manchester United in the summer, according to the Mirror.
Manchester United sacked David Moyes in April with Ryan Giggs taking interim charge of the club until the end of the season. The Manchester United board have already been identifying potential targets to fill the permanent vacancy and Carlo Ancelotti was heavily linked with the club, despite leading Real Madrid to a Champions League final and still fighting for the La Liga title this season.
Louis van Gaal seems set to win the race to become the next manager of Manchester United in the summer, after he takes the Netherlands to the World Cup in Brazil.
However, it is reported that Ancelotti was offered the job, with a salary of £18million-a-year but the Italian coach, who has managed the likes of AC Milan, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, turned down the offer in favour of staying in the Spanish capital.
Ancelotti said at the time of being linked with Manchester United: “I’m happy here at Real Madrid. I am lucky to be working at the best club in the world and my place is here [in Spain].
“I respect Man United a lot. I was disappointed for David Moyes, but my place at the moment is here.”
Ancelotti’s Real Madrid side have scored 100 goals in La Liga this season.