Former Chelsea boss Ancelotti keen on Premier League return

Ex-Chelsea manager admits he would relish the chance to take charge of another Premier League side

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Ancelotti was sacked as Chelsea manager in the summer Photo: Soccer.ru

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Carlo Ancelotti has reaffirmed his desire to take charge of another English club following his departure from Chelsea in the summer.

The former AC Milan coach was dismissed by Blues owner Roman Abramovic after he failed to win any silverware in his second season in charge at Stamford Bridge.

The 52-year-old, who led Chelsea to a Premier League and FA Cup double in his first season at the club, is desperate to return to work – and preferably again in the English top flight.

“The Premier League is the best competition in Europe, so I would like to stay here if it is possible,” he told the BBC.

“I don’t want to name names because these teams have managers, but I would like to manage a team that has ambition and I want to wait and see what happens this season.

“I would like Italian football to be the best, but this is not the truth at the moment. I would like to stay here if it’s possible to find another club – I love the atmosphere. The life here in England is beautiful.”

Ancelotti also reserved praise for Chelsea’s Russian owner Abramovic. “The first thing is he loves football,” he continued. “The second is he is very close to the players. He gave me fantastic support in two years.

“He does not like to be on the front pages of the papers. That’s his choice, but as an owner I think he’s fantastic.”

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