Quick links

AC Milan

Serie A

Ancelotti rejects Milan rumours

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has played down the significance of reports that AC Milan want him back.

If reports that AC Milan want to bring back Carlo Ancelotti are true then the Rossoneri may be disappointed to find the experienced tactician is happy at Real Madrid.

Milan are almost certain to ditch current coach Clarence Seedorf at the end of the season and search for a new man to take them back to the summit of Italian football.

Seedorf hasn't done much wrong but hasn't done enough right since taking control midway through the campaign with the Rossoneri stranded in mid-table.

Barring a remarkable final-day turnaround, Milan won't even qualify for the Europa League and will spend the summer trying to rebuild.

There have been suggestions in the Italian media that Milan's directors' dream is to bring back Ancelotti and that they will make a move if Ancelotti doesn't win the Champions League with Real Madrid.

However, Ancelotti seems content at Real whatever happens, which would tally with rumours that he turned down the Manchester United job.

"I have a very good relationship with the club and I talk to vice-president Adriano Galliani a lot as friends," Spanish site Fichajes reports Ancelotti as saying.

"However, I think that it's clear my future lies here."

Ancelotti didn't enjoy an abundance of Serie A success with Milan, winning it just once in eight years at the club, but he did secure two Champions League titles as well as famously losing the 2005 final to Liverpool despite leading 3-0.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch