Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted he would absolutely be up for taking the England job, but only after spending “a bit longer” in his current situation.
When asked during a profile by the Daily Mail if he would take the job, he said that both the England job and the position in his native Italy would be attractive positions to him.
“They ask me in Italy to come back for the national team,” Ancelotti said. “Usually I stay in one club for two years, like at Chelsea; in Paris, one year and a half; two years in Madrid. I would like to stay here a little bit more, a bit longer and then after that I have to choose England or Italy.”
“But Southgate…Why not? But later. You ask me now. And before there is Italian national team.”
Clearly the Italy job is his top choice, and who can blame him for wanting to coach the national team in his home country? But Ancelotti has proven himself in both attractive setups and project positions, and would be a fantastic long-term choice for England.
Also interesting is Ancelotti’s admission of two years at a club. He’s often been given a raw deal at many of his stops, either at Chelsea just a year after claiming a double, or at Real Madrid a year after winning the Champions League. However, Ancelotti’s comments suggest that it’s been his choice to stay at clubs for such short periods of time.