Carlo Ancelotti declared he was looking forward to coaching Cristiano Ronaldo when he was presented as the new Real Madrid coach, WRITES IAN HERBERT.
reports suggest that the striker has been encouraged to stay at the club this year before moving back to Old Trafford as a free agent in 2015.
Sources reported 10 days ago United had made Ronaldo's camp aware that, if the player sees out his contract in Spain, he will be paid a signing-on fee in the region of €50m as part of a lucrative package to take him back to the club which made him.
It is reported that United's proposal is currently with Ronaldo and that lines of communication are open between his agent Jorge Mendes and the club to the extent that a meeting is planned involving the two parties in the next few days.
It was suggested that Ronaldo does not see a move back to Manchester happening this summer and that the prospect of working with Ancelotti, the former Milan, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain coach, is a further reason for him to stay at Madrid for another year.
Ancelotti has now played his part in encouraging Ronaldo to stay on. "It will be an honour for me to coach Ronaldo," he said. "It will be like it was coaching Zidane, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho. (© Independent News Service)