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Ancelotti keen to remain at PSG

April 5, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent

Carlo Ancelotti has given the strongest signal yet that he will be Paris Saint-Germain coach next season.

Carlo Ancelotti has led Paris Saint-Germain to the Champions League knockout stages
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The Italian, 53, has a clause in his contract which will automatically extend his deal beyond this summer should PSG finish in the top three in Ligue 1.

With his team riding seven points clear of second-placed Marseille with eight games left, Ancelotti is all but certain to earn himself an extra year.

However, the former AC Milan and Chelsea boss, who took charge in the French capital in December 2011, has always maintained he would only stay if both he and the club's Qatari owners were happy with his work.

Recent comments by club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi indicated he was content with his coach, and Ancelotti has now acknowledged a personal desire to remain in his post at the Parc des Princes.

He said: "I know that I want to stay. The most important thing is to win the title and then we'll talk to the club. If everyone's happy, there's no problem.

"I know that I'm going to stay, so I'll stay if everyone's satisfied. With the same coach, it's perhaps easier to have continuity. I'm saying that continuity comes more easily with stability."