Carlo Ancelotti to leave PSG

Carlo Ancelotti has decided to leave the PSG and in the next 48 hours will communicate it to Nasser Al-Khelaifi. The Italian coach was deliberately ambiguous in his statements after winning the French Ligue 1 on Sunday in Lyon: "Now I will speak with PSG about the future, calm and quiet." He did not want to be the central figure in a night of happiness for Parisian fans, French champions after 19 years of drought. Yesterday, during the parade through Paris, said nothing except to dedicate the title to Nick Broad, one of his assistants who died in an accident in January.

Carlo Ancelotti celebrating the French League Title with PSG
Carlo Ancelotti

But his decision to leave PSG is firm. Although Ancelotti has a right relationship with Al-Khelaifi and Leonardo (sporting director and his former player), the coach does not forget the first attempt to fire him last December 1 after losing in Nice (2-1). It was the third straight loss. Before, the team lost against Saint-Etienne (removal in French Cup) and Rennes. The team had dropped to fourth place, five points behind Lyon. Nerves broke and Ancelotti's dismissal was almost sealed. Leonardo would lead the team until the end of the season.

But fate decreed that the PSG had a decisive match against Porto in the Champions League three days later and that delayed the fall of the guillotine, although Ancelotti was informed that he had an ultimatum. And the PSG reacted. Team defeated the 'Dragoes' (2-1) and got through to the second round as group winners. The heavy players of the squad, very close to Ancelotti, asked his continuity. And Al-Khelaifi and Sheikh Al-Thani, after the European triumph, abandoned the idea of ​​changing the head on the bench.

Due to such a radical change, the Italian became wary. Since then, he saw the PSG owners as too volatile managers. He thinks that they do not understand the times of football and how to manage them. The picture of both, Al-Khelaifi and Ancelotti, jumping together at the Stade Gerland while they celebrated the French League title, do not change the outlook. Moreover, Ancelotti feels strengthened: can leave to his successor a winning project. Ancelotti's intention is to talk about his departure after the team receives on Saturday the tribute of the fans of PSG in the last league match at the Parc des Princes. Be ready.

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