Real Madrid or AC Milan: Carlo Ancelotti Chooses His Most Important Club

Real Madrid or AC Milan: Carlo Ancelotti Chooses His Most Important Club

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
  • Carlo Ancelotti is one of the best managers in the world
  • Before coaching, he also played for some of the top clubs
  • He was recently asked what his most important club was

Carlo Ancelotti has enjoyed a great career as a player and manager.

The Italian has played for iconic clubs like AS Roma and AC Milan, later managing both clubs as well as Juventus, Chelsea, PSG, Bayern Munich, and currently Real Madrid.

He was asked to pick his favourite club, but he gave a cheeky answer.

Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid, AC Milan, AS Roma, PSG
No coach has won more Champions League trophies than Carlo Ancelotti. Photos by Chris Brunskill Ltd and Filippo Monteforte.
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Ancelotti has won so many trophies as a coach that people forget he was for AC Milan and won almost everything with the Rossoneri. The 64-year-old played a total of 160 matches, and he won plenty.

He won the European Cup in 1989 and 1990 and the Serie A in 1983, 1988, and 1992. He added two UEFA Supercups and the Italian Supercup.

He also spent eight years as an AS Roma player. Ancelotti helped them win the 1982/83 Scudetto and four Coppa Italia trophies.

His record as a manager is even more impressive: four Champions Leagues and five league titles in five different countries.

Ancelotti on his favourite club

Playing and managing top clubs means he shares so much affection with their fanbases. This is why he refused to name his favourite club for fear of angering the fans.

Ancelotti gave a diplomatic answer but hinted at the club which he loves the most.

"I don’t know. I have a lot of affection for Milan. For all the teams I have been able to work for. Also Reggiana, that’s where I began. I don’t want to disrespect anyone by giving a ranking. That said, I have something special with Milan because I have been a player and Milan. And also something special here because Madrid is simply the biggest club in the world," he stated, via Football Espana.

Ancelotti remains one of the most successful managers in history, and if he becomes Brazil's manager, he has a chance to win the FIFA World Cup.

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Raul opens up on succeeding Ancelotti

Sports Brief previously reported on Real Madrid legend, Raul Gonzalez not being optimistic about succeeding Ancelotti as manager at the Spanish club despite being among the top contenders.

Jose Mourinho, Xabi Alonso, and Zinedine Zidane are among the others currently being considered as possible successors to the veteran Italian boss, whose deal expires at the end of the season.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.