Amidst speculation about Robert Lewandowski’s future, Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that he thinks the player will end his career with the team.
Lewandowski is under contract until 2021 but it is known that Real Madrid have been interested in him for some time and talks have taken place in the past. Bayern Munich has always been adamant that they will not sell the player but his recent criticism of the team has led to speculation that he may depart.
However, this week Ancelotti reiterated that Lewandowski isn’t going anywhere.
“He still has four more years on his contract. I think he will end his career at Bayern,” Ancelotti said ahead of the Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain this week.
Ancelotti also took the opportunity to dismiss speculation regarding his future. Bayern have had their worst start to a Bundesliga season since 2010 and a journalist asked the manager if he was worried about losing his job.
He responded saying, “I am happy that the people … are worried about me, but don’t worry. It’s true that we haven’t had a perfect start to the season. Tomorrow is an important, prestigious match for us, but it is not decisive. Obviously, we want to win and finish top of the group, that’s our objective.”
However, following their defeat to PSG the speculation is sure to continue. Many are saying that Ancelotti favours a low intensity training regime and that this is not working for the team.
At the post match news conference, Arjen Robben was asked if the players were “still behind the manager” and he declined to answer. There have also been suggestions that Julian Nagelsmann may be the next manger.
This Sunday the team play away at Hertha Berlin and there will be close scrutiny to see how they recover from the past week’s disappointments.