Carlo Ancelotti wants to stay on as Real Madrid boss despite his side crashing out of the Champions League in the semi-final against Juventus.

Short-termism is a term synonymous with modern day football and in clubs of the same stature as Real Madrid, a trophyless season usually equates with the manager losing his job.

Real Madrid’s semi-final defeat meant that Los Blancos are in all probability, ending their season without any silverware which effectively means that the Italian manager’s job is under scrutiny.

a I would like to stay,a said Ancelotti, who is under contract at Real until 2016. a But the club has the right to change the coach if they are not happy.”

He added that he understood modern football and even though he wants to stay on, he understood if that was not what the future held for him.

“If the club is happy with the work I’ve done in two years, then I can continue. If they are not happy, they have to make a decision. I know how football works,” said the former Chelsea and AC Milan manager

a There is not much point talking about the future today. I would always give myself 10 out of 10 because I always give everything to my work, although I don’t like awarding myself a mark.”

Ancelotti also insisted that Real Madrid were a little unlucky as they played their best.

a Tonight we played our best, we were a bit unluckya said Ancelotti. a We had control, a lot of chances but were not lucky to score another goal. We had a lot of opportunities to score the second.”