New manager hopes for star stay.New Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has said that he would be honoured to work with a player like Cristiano Ronaldo and hopes to see him stay, though he has yet to give any thought as to who he wants to bring into the club, Sky Sports reports.
The former Chelsea boss was confirmed as the new chief at Real this week and spoke of his anticipation at the new challenges that lie ahead – the first of which is to secure Ronaldo’s future to the club.
The Portuguese star has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeau this summer, and Ancelotti has made it clear that he is central to his plans this season.
“My opinion is easy. Ronaldo’s a fantastic, marvellous player,” he said.
“It’s an honour to coach a player like Ronaldo like it was to coach Zidane.
“Ronaldo was not on the list of players like Brazilian Ronaldo, Zidane and Ronaldinho that I coached. He will be on the list of players I coached now and I am so happy for that.”
Ancelotti also adressed potential incoming players to the side after being linked with the likes of Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez, but the Italian admitted that he is yet to seriously consider who will be arriving.
“We’ve not spoken of signings because today is the first day I am here.
“I cannot give any information on the players that might come in or those who will leave.
“The squad is very good. In the next few days we will talk with the club about what we need.”