PSG turned down Real Madrid bid for Ancelotti
PARIS (AP) -Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says he rebuffed Real Madrid when recently contacted about coach Carlo Ancelotti and is "very optimistic'' the Italian will still be in charge next season.
Ancelotti guided PSG to its first league title since 1994 on Sunday but has yet to confirm whether he will stay amid speculation that he could replace Jose Mourinho, whose future at Madrid is equally unsettled.
Mourinho has a tense relationship with some fans and players and is widely predicted to leave the club at the end of the season.
Al-Khelaifi says in an interview with sports daily L'Equipe that is set to be published Tuesday that he told Madrid "if you're going to try and get Carlo, you should realize that he has one year left on his contract.''