Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti coy on Mario Gotze's future
New Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has refused to give any assurances over the future of Mario Gotze.
Gotze, 23, has already been urged to leave the German champions this summer by Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who last week indicated the attacking midfielder will see little playing time if he decides to see out the final 12 months of his contract.
Rummenigge comments came after a surprising U-turn from Gotze, who seemed certain to leave the Allianz Arena.
The former Borussia Dortmund player has gained little playing time in the big matches during his three years at the Allianz Arena, and was strongly linked with a move to join former boss Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool or a return to the Westfalenstadion.
Gotze then switched agents, vowing to stay at Bayern and force his way into Carlo Ancelotti's plans after he replaced Pep Guardiola. Rummenigge said they "made everything clear to Mario," adding that "he knows what the club thinks and he knows what the future coach thinks."
Gotze discussed his future with Ancelotti last month, but the coach refused to go into details when asked by Sport Bild.
"I've spoken to Mario on the phone," Ancelotti said. "He's aware of my opinion."
Gotze is currently with the Germany team preparing for Euro 2016, with national team boss Joachim Low ignoring speculation over the midfielder's club situation.
"I have said everything about Mario Gotze and Bayern Munich," Low said. "The only thing that interests me now is the performance during the match and on the training pitch."
Low has previously said that a move could be of benefit to Gotze.
Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @uersfeld.