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Brazil-linked Ancelotti signs new Real Madrid deal until 2026

Carlo Ancelotti has agreed a contract extension to remain as Real Madrid head coach until June 2026, the club announced on Friday.

Ancelotti, 64, returned to the club in 2021 for his second spell in charge and won a LaLiga and Champions League double in his first season back.

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His previous deal was due to expire in June 2024, and the Italian had been repeatedly linked with taking over the Brazil national team job next summer.

"Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti have agreed to extend our coach's contract until June 30, 2026," the club said in a statement on Friday.