Carlo Ancelotti said he has no plans of returning to the touchline this season, but when he does, he would like it to be in England.
Ancelotti has been living in Vancouver since being sacked by Real Madrid in May, and said he will start to look for a new club after the season is over.
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While he would be at the top of the list for any major club throughout Europe, the Italian said he would prefer to return to the Premier League, where he had success with Chelsea from 2009-11.
I had a fantastic experience in France and Spain.
The most important thing is to start; to find a club with a good project and be competitive. If it’s in England, it’s better.
I will stay out until the end of the season and try to find another club next season.
After winning a Serie A and two Champions League titles at AC Milan, Ancelotti moved to Chelsea in 2009. In his first season at Stamford Bridge, he led the Blues to a domestic double, winning the Premier League and the FA Cup. He was fired the next season after finishing second in the league.
He then won a Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint-Germain before moving to Real Madrid, where he won his third Champions League. Ancelotti joined Bob Paisley as the only managers to win the European Cup three times, as Paisley did with a legendary Liverpool side in the 1970’s and ’80’s.
Ancelotti will certainly be linked with a return to Chelsea, as Jose Mourinho’s future at the club seems to be in doubt. Another option could be Manchester City, should the owners choose to part ways with Manuel Pellegrini.