Reports in the Spanish Press claim that Carlo Ancelotti has rejected the chance to join Manchester United next season.
After David Moyes was sacked last month, speculation mounted that the Premier League champions would look to the Real Madrid Coach as the Scotsman’s potential successor.
But El Confidencial have insisted that the Italian tactician has politely declined the Old Trafford outfit’s advances.
It is believed that the Red Devils offered Ancelotti €18m per season, but the former Milan man is said to be happy in the Spanish capital and wants to concentrate on winning more titles with Los Blancos.
Former Barcelona boss Louis Van Gaal is now the outright favourite to take over for next term.