Ancelotti confirmed he had met with Perez, telling reporters: “We spoke yesterday. We had meeting and he supports me. We talked about Wednesday’s match, we talked about this season and the two seasons we’ve had here. We continue forward with the same appetite to do things well.”
Ancelotti’s future has been an ongoing theme as he approaches the final year of his contract. Having been repeatedly linked with the vacant Brazilian national team post, it seemed the matter had finally been settled after Los Blancos’ emphatic Champions League wins over Liverpool and Chelsea and taking more silverware on the form of the Copa del Rey.
Ancelotti’s stock had appeared to plunge given the manner of defeat at Manchester City, but it seems Perez is in no rush to make any changes and has backed the unflappable Italian once more.
Real Madrid look to restore some wounded pride when they travel to relegation-threatened Valencia on Sunday, despite La Liga glory already being tied up for rivals Barcelona.