In his book, 'The Beautiful Games of an Ordinary Genius', which is being serialised in the News of the World, Ancelotti revealed his close friendship with Perez.
Ancelotti said: "There have been numerous contacts between Florentino Perez and me.
"He is a person I respect. He knows what he's doing and what he wants.
"He's a romantic, like me. We see eye-to-eye on many points. The last time we talked, he told me: 'Carlo, someday you will be my coach.' "