Monday November 7 2011
Ancelotti back in management 'soon'

Former Juventus and Milan Coach Carlo Ancelotti has reiterated his desire to return to management 'soon'.

A Coach to have won League titles in Italy and England, the former Roma and Milan player has been out of work since leaving Premier League club Chelsea in the summer.

Speaking to though, the Italian has hinted that he is keen to return to the game, even if he is unclear as to what country or club that would be with.

“Short term, I don't know. I would like to be a manager again. I'm not afraid, I want to wait and see what happens.

“I would like to find an ambitious club that has a good project for the future. I am sure that I will come back to manage another club soon.”

The 52-year-old, who has won the European Cup twice as a player and twice as a Coach, then reflected on how the competition has developed in recent years.

“I played in the Champions League Final in 1989 and 1990 and it was different then. There were fewer games, to reach the Final you needed to play maybe nine games, but now it's very difficult.

“Twenty years ago you played against the first teams from other countries, now there's more competition.

“It's more difficult to win the Champions League now and this is why I consider the Champions League the best competition in the world.”

Ancelotti unsurprisingly then named Barcelona as the team to beat this season again.

“Their strength is the philosophy of the club. They have a lot of players from their academy. When they put on the Barcelona shirt they feel something special because they were born in the academy.

“So this is the reason they are so strong. And the philosophy for one club, their idea of football, is the best at this moment.”

Of the Italian sides in the competition, it is newcomers Napoli that have caught Ancelotti's eye.

“Napoli is a very exciting place. The people there show great passion for the team. Twenty years ago they had the best player in the world, Diego Maradona, playing for Napoli.

“After that they went down, but they are much better now and everyone is following them because they are playing good football and have fantastic support.”