Carlo Ancelotti: Former Chelsea manager admits he wants to return to the Premier League in 2016

Ancelotti was sacked by Real Madrid over the summer

Tom Sheen
Monday 12 October 2015 10:59
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Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that he is planning a return to management in the Premier League in the New Year.

The former Chelsea manager was sacked by Real Madrid over the summer and he even said last week that he would wait until the end of the season to look at his options.

But the Italian, who was linked with the Liverpool job before it went to Jurgen Klopp, has now revealed that he will start making a decision about his future in January.

"The vacation will continue at least until the end of the year. Then I’ll start again,” he told Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport.

"Where will I go? Where they call me. I will talk, evaluate and decide. Up until a few weeks ago I was scared someone would call, but now I feel like I’m getting closer to that comeback.

"At least that is the plan, unless something strange happens. I am ready to get the engine back up and running in January.

The 56-year-old added: "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.

"In a while I must start to think about retirement, let’s say in five or six years. When I started out at Reggiana, I’d promised myself to work five or six years and that would be it. That was 25 years ago and I’m still going."

Ancelotti has won three league titles in three countries as well as the Champions League three times with two clubs. He helped Chelsea win their first and only double during a spectacular first season at Stamford Bridge in 2009-10.

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