Carlo Ancelotti is the Coach of PSG, but admits his dream is “to be on the Roma bench,” while “we don’t know how good Mario Balotelli can get.”
The former Juventus, Milan and Chelsea tactician was recently given the job at Paris Saint-Germain, but has never disguised his desire to one day return to the Stadio Olimpico.
“I do dream to be on the Roma bench and I hope Luis Enrique doesn’t get angry with me for saying that,” Ancelotti told Italian magazine Max.
“He has good ideas and a philosophy of football, but still needs to adapt to Italian football. He needs time, but will he get it? In any case, I never had contact with Roma. Maybe it’s because I earn too much...”
The tactician also commented on the ‘troubled’ players he’d like to work with.
“I would gladly work with Balotelli, who is a better player than Antonio Cassano. We don’t know just how good Balotelli can get, as he is capable of doing absolutely everything on the field.
“To this day, Pippo Inzaghi remains the greatest and he helped me win so many trophies. He’s like a brother to me. I called him when he was considering leaving in January and said he made Milan history, so should stay there right to the end.
“Inzaghi will say goodbye to football with great style and I will be there that day to salute him.”
Ancelotti also looked at the squad he is currently working with in Paris, including some former Serie A stars.
“It’s amazing how good Jeremy Menez is. He still needs that step up in quality, above all in terms of consistency.
“Javier Pastore is a different talent to Menez, as he doesn’t have his pace. He will be a great midfielder in the Clarence Seedorf vein. He can also play as a trequartista, if he has space.”
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