Monday February 10 2014
Ancelotti: I think about Italy, but…

Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that he does think about a possible return to Italy one day, but that he is currently happy abroad.

The 54-year-old Real Madrid Coach has been away from Serie A since leaving the Milan bench in 2009, but is consistently linked with a return, with roles at Roma and the national team both suggested.

It is a return to the peninsula that the tactician has today admitted has crossed his mind, but not enough to have him considering anything anytime soon.

“I do think about it, but I am happy abroad,” Ancelotti has admitted to Radio Onda Libera.

“I would rather return to a club and not the national team, because I still want to work in the field every day.”

Ancelotti, who won the 2004 Scudetto with Milan, was asked for his view on the Italian League season so far this term, with an eye on how Juventus dropped points in Verona yesterday.

“The games are always difficult for everyone. Verona are having a great season, they are a surprise.

“The Bianconeri still retain a big advantage with the quality and experience to handle it. Roma are going to try, whilst also taking into account the direct clash at the Olimpico.

“Aside from these two, who do I find most interesting in Serie A? I like Fiorentina. They have a philosophy of precise play with quality and organisation.

“Inter and Milan’s struggles? It is a time of transition for both. They are changing at a corporate level and also much at a technical level.

“Milan have generational problems in addition to their play. I believe that Seedorf is the right man because he was a great player and he knows the environment.”

Ancelotti was asked to pick out Italy’s most promising talent for the future and chose the youngster he signed for Paris Saint-Germain in 2012.

“Verratti, who I worked with at PSG, has great potential. He can become a great champion.”

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