Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva has revealed he would be saddened if head coach Carlo Ancelotti were to leave Parc des Princes in the summer.
Tha Italian has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in place of the Chelsea-bound Jose Mourinho and admitted last week that there is just a 50 per cent chance of him staying with PSG after leading them to the Ligue 1 title this season.
Thiago Silva, who joined from AC Milan in a mega-money move last summer, reveals that it was Ancelotti's presence at the club which convinced him to join and hopes he remains at the French club.
"I would be sad if Ancelotti were to go away from the club," he told Sky Sport. "We have to wait, it is still wide open [whether he stays]. I do not know if Ancelotti will remain or leave. I came here for him, I will be sad if he departs."
Thiago Silva's future is also up in the air, according to reports, but the Brazilian centre-back, 28, refused to divulge whether he would be leaving PSG at the end of the season.
"I will not talk about my future right now," he added. "That's my agent's job, he does everything I need. I will wait and see what happens."
The €38 million defender has a contract until 2017 with the cash-rich French club.