Former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has said he wants to return to management in the Premier League.
The Italian spent a successful tenure in England, managing Chelsea between 2009 and 2011. He won the Premier League title as well as the FA Cup and the Community Shield in his first season in charge of the Blues. He was relieved of his duties by Roman Abramovich, a decision many of the fans came to question.
The 56-year-old, is currently on a break from management but has insisted he wants to return to management and wants to do so in the Premier League.
“I am ready to get the engine back up and running in January,” Ancelotti told Corriere dello Sport.
“I’d like to go back to the Premier League. It is the ideal environment not for football, but for the ‘game’ around football.
“You can work with the right amount of pressure, the necessary detachment and calm. Before I quit, I’d like to have another experience in England.”
The Italian was linked with the Liverpool job when Brendan Rodgers was sacked. Subsequently, Jurgen Klopp ended up being appointed by the club’s owners, Fenway Sports Group.With Jose Mourinho performing poorly with Chelsea at the moment, there are cries among a section of the fans to bring back the Italian.
Ancelotti has had an illustrious career and whoever ends up appointing him will know he won’t be a gamble. However, any potential suitor will have to wait till the end of the year as the Italian doesn’t wish to return to football in 2015 itself.