Italian veteran manager Carlo Ancelotti has spoken out about his future, and say that he wants another crack at coaching in the Premier League.
Ancelotti, 56, has been on what he call vacation since he got fired by Real Madrid in late May.
“The vacation will continue at least until the end of the year. Then I’ll start again,” Ancelotti said in an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport.
“Where will I go? Where they call me. I will talk, evaluate and decide. Up until a few weeks ago I was scared someone would call, but now I feel like I’m getting closer to that comeback.
“At least that is the plan, unless something strange happens. I am ready to get the engine back up and running in January.
Ancelotti reportedly turned down the job at Liverpool and they have now hired Jurgen Klopp as their new manager.
“I’d like to go back to the Premier League,” Ancelotti said. “It is the ideal environment not for football, but for the ‘game’ around football.
“You can work with the right amount of pressure, the necessary detachment and calm. Before I quit, I’d like to have another experience in England.
“In a while I must start to think about retirement, let’s say in five or six years. When I started out at Reggiana, I’d promised myself to work five or six years and that would be it. That was 25 years ago and I’m still going.”
Ancelotti managed Chelsea between 2009 – 2011 and won the league and FA Cup title with the club during the 2009/10 season. He’s coached some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including Real Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan, and Paris-Saint Germain.