The current Merengues coach oversaw a humiliating El Clasico defeat on Saturday as Los Blancos were trounced 4-0 at home by fierce rivals Barcelona. Luis Suarez scored twice, while Neymar and Andres Iniesta also found the net in what was a thoroughly one-sided affair.
Since the match, speculation swirled that Benitez would be shown his way, however, he was handed a late reprieve by Real president Florentino Perez on Monday and looks to have another chance to save his flagging stint in the Spanish capital.
Benitez surely would not be able to overcome too many more bad results for Real, who meet Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.
Ancelotti, who was only replaced as Blancos coach himself at the end of last season, has admitted that he would not rule out returning to his former club—where he won the Champions League in 2014.
“If Perez called me back to Real Madrid?” Ancelotti began, speaking to RAI radio as per the Mirror. “I decided to take a year off, I already told you. Many teams have tried for me but I preferred to stay away for a year.
“Start again with Real after a year? Why not, likewise I could start over at PSG or Chelsea.”
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