Legendary Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti has suggested that he would not return to managerial role until next season.
The former AC Milan manager who left Real Madrid this season after a trophyless campaign is under sabbatical at the moment. Liverpool sacked their manager Brendan Rodgers on Sunday after a draw against Merseyside rivals Everton.
Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp were in race to take charge of the Reds at Anfield. While, several media houses had speculated that the Italian could make a return to Premier League, it is believed that former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is favorite to take charge of the club in a few days.
Ending all speculations today, Carlo Ancelotti had remarked that he would like to take rest this season and would come back to football next season only.
Ancelotti was quoted: “I enjoy my time now but, of course, I want to come back to manage – to work – because it is my passion,” Ancelotti told the Associated Press at an event in London.
“I want to take my time to rest, but next season I am ready.”
The 56-year-old manager had two seasons in charge of Chelsea from 2009-2011 and claimed three trophies, including leading the Blues to the Premier League title in the 2009-10 season.
He is the only manager in the world two win three UEFA Champions League trophy, twice with AC Milan and once with Real Madrid, their famous La Decima triumph.
Carlo Ancelotti is one of the finest managers in the world. The Italian has proved his might several times in the past years and is considered to be one of the best managers ever.
Ancelotti’s arrival would have helped Liverpool a lot. But now as he has confirmed his unavailibility, Jurgen Klopp is almost certain to be the next manager for Liverpool.