Ancelotti admits he'd return to Milan, but rules out coaching Italy

Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti names the one club he'd return to as a manager.

Participating in a video interview on the MediaSet show 'Grand Hotel Chiambretti', 55-year-old Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti was asked a mixture of both light-hearted and serious questions by the flamboyant host.

The backdrop of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium behind him, albeit with question marks surrounding his future with Real Madrid, Ancelotti was asked if he'd ever consider a return to a club he played for during one of their most trophy-laden eras and with whom he enjoyed the longest tenure of his managerial career thus far.

His response was was clear: "Would I ever return to Milan? For sure. It's the only place I'd go back to."

However and ruling out any speculation over his future at Real Madrid, Ancelotti was also keen to point out: "I've been a manager for twenty years and for each of those twenty years, I'm always asked where I'll be the following August. Right now though, there's nothing new in relation to my job."

So with one possible way of returning to the home soil of Italy conceded, Ancelotti was prompted for his thoughts on a possible role with the national side – a position he would be a popular choice to fill. However, coaching the Azzurri isn't a role he particularly fancies.

"I don't feel it would be possible for me, because right now I enjoy what I'm doing: Coaching every day and being out on the training pitch with the players, every day. At this time, working in a part-time role like that wouldn't enthuse me," he admitted, frankly.

With the possibility that Ancelotti could cross paths with another of his former clubs, Juventus, if they reached the Champions League final, Ancelotti was asked what it would signify to him personally if that were to happen. His focus on his current job at Real Madrid and any emotional attachments put firmly to one side was clear: "It would signify that we're in the final, which is our primary objective. The second objective is then winning it."

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