The Italian media have been following the travels of former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti and always carry pictures of the Italian boss fishing, visiting historical landmarks, or just enjoying himself, Sport Witness understand.
Sooner or later Ancelotti will return to football management and he has some plans about where he would like to manage next. The three-time Champions League winning coach spoke to Corriere dello Sport for their Monday edition [per SW], and explained he is keen on a return to the Premier League – where he has managed and led Chelsea to a league title before.
Ancelotti has courted interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool. However, the Reds have just appointed Jürgen Klopp, United have Louis van Gaal and Chelsea have insisted that they remain happy with Josè Mourinho.
The Italian’s comments are surely going to lead to links with the above named clubs. Should United fail to win a silverware this term under van Gaal, Ancelotti will most certainly be linked with the manager’s position at Old Trafford, and same goes for Mourinho and Chelsea too.
“In January I’m ready to get back on my bike. I would go back in the Premier League,” Ancelotti was quoted as saying.
Before now, Ancelotti has said he was on his way to Manchester to manage a side in a charity match, as he was lending a helping hand to former Red Devil David Beckham who has arranged a match at Manchester United’s Old Trafford. The trip to England will help Ancelotti’s profile rise further and could speed up the move he really fancies in the New Year.
Ancelotti’s most likely destination is Chelsea as, despite the west London club giving a public vote of confidence to Mourinho after their woeful start to the campaign, the Portuguese’s position is still under threat. Should he fail to get the needed results in the next few games, Mourinho could be given the boot by owner Roman Abramovich who may then make a move to bring back Ancelotti – a Premier League champion as boss of the Blues in 2010.