New Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is leaving the door open for Cristiano Ronaldo to make a sensational Bernabeu return.
Ancelotti began his second spell as Los Blancos boss on Tuesday after informing Everton he would be leaving Goodison Park.
The Italian was unveiled at a press conference on Wednesday, where he was questioned about a number of issues.
He immediately offered hope to the likes of Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and former Chelsea star Eden Hazard.
And he even entertained the idea of a reunion with former Real star Ronaldo, who has been linked with a move back to the club.
Ancelotti said: “I’ve a great relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, I love him… but it’s not correct to talk about Cristiano as he’s under contract with Juventus.
"People say Cristiano is coming to end of his career. He scored 30, 35 goals this year. So yes, he is coming to end, as it’s not 50 any more!”
“We will build an offensive team. More goals from everywhere.”
Although Ancelotti has promised more goals, he also needs to sort out the club’s defensive issues.
The 61-year-old is prioritising the future of Frenchman Varane and also recognises the importance of stalwart Ramos.
Ramos, 35, has made over 600 appearances for Real but looks set to leave the club this summer unless a solution can be found.
He said: “Sergio Ramos is a very important player.
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“I know there are talks… but I don't know the details… when I do, I can say more. I’ll talk with the club about Ramos’ future.”
Meanwhile, Ancelotti’s old club Everton are beginning their search for his successor.
There are several names in the frame to takeover at Goodison Park, with former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo leading the way.
Others in contention are Eddie Howe, ex-Liverpool gaffer Rafael Benitez and West Ham manager David Moyes.
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