Future of PSG coach Ancelotti remains uncertain despite success
PARIS (AP) -Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti is uncertain about his future with the club and has not yet opened talks over extending his contract with president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
Ancelotti joined the club in December 2011 on a 2 1/2-year deal, but the final year is optional and must be renewed by PSG depending on results this season.
"I want to stay. But I know that, at the end of the season, the club will decide whether they're happy or not with my work,'' the Italian coach said in an interview with sports daily L'Equipe on Monday.
PSG is in first place in the French league, six points ahead of Lyon and eight clear of Marseille. But winning the title will not necessarily guarantee that Ancelotti will stay.
"I haven't spoken with Nasser. It's simple. We will see how things stand at the end of the season and, if the club is happy, and me too, we will continue,'' Ancelotti said. "Otherwise, there's no other choice. It's one or the other. I'm very happy here, but if the club is not happy, I will have no problem changing.''
Ancelotti's comments come after sporting director Leonardo recently expressed a wish to one day manage a club in England.
"Leo did a lot to bring me here, but I don't think my future is linked to his,'' Ancelotti said.
Speculation has linked Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as prospective replacements at PSG should Ancelotti leave.