Carlo Ancelotti wants to remain at Real Madrid, but has said his future will be decided on Saturday after Madrid’s final game with Getafe.
The coach led his club to UCL glory last season, but it seems he will end this season trophyless.
Ancelotti believes he still has work to do at Madrid and feels he will remain at the club next season, even though Benitez is being looked at as his replacement.
“I still haven’t spoken to the club about my future and the club haven’t spoken to me,” he told reporters at a press conference on Friday. “I’m still thinking I’m going to be the coach of Real Madrid until I’m told otherwise.
“After the game on Sunday or Monday, we’ll have a meeting and we’ll discuss my own future and the club’s future. The club have told me that at the end of the season we will meet.
“I know this is a tough moment for the club, they have to make a decision, but I haven’t seen any deterioration in relationship in the past two years with president Florentino Perez.
“If the club wants to change coach, I will accept that, it’s fine by me. If I go, I’ve had two great years. Hopefully I stay, though, I want to stay.
“My feeling is that I’ll be here next season. The club are evaluating things, that’s normal, but I want to stay here. I like it here. I like this club, I like my players, I like this city.”