Former Chelsea, Real Madrid, Juventus coach Carlo Ancelotti snubs Italy in favour of club football
Posted: 4 December 2017 Time: 14:26
Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed he is not interested in taking over as head coach of Italy, with the tactician preferring to remain in club football.
The Italian Football Federation are busy searching for Giampiero Ventura’s replacement after the coach was sacked following the Azzurri’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Former Chelsea, Real Madrid, Juventus and AC Milan coach Ancelotti has confirmed he was approached by Italy over the vacant spot, but that he has opted to turn the chance down.
Ancelotti said: "Yes, the federation contacted me, I spoke to them. I told them what I am telling you now, that I am honoured by so many people wanting me to be the coach of the national side.
"However, that would be like a whole other job. Being a national coach is different to being a club coach, as I still enjoy training and working every day.
"Italian football also has some problems that need to be resolved, serious problems and I don't think I'm capable of resolving them all alone.”