Official: Carlo Ancelotti rejects AC Milan return

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The Italian giants have been pushing hard for Ancelotti to join them, following his sacking by Real Madrid.

Any speculation as to whether Carlo Ancelotti will make a swift managerial return, now seem to have been finally put to rest, following an official announcement by the AC Milan club website.

Even before Real Madrid made their official declaration to relieve Ancelotti of his duties, on 25th May, AC Milan maintained open channels of communication with the Italian coach, hopeful they could lure him back to the San Siro.

Along with those of a pending AC Milan return, a raft of rumours began to emerge with other managerial posts that might be offered to Ancelotti, including sensational claims he could take over at Barcelona, if Luis Enrique decided to leave. Those claims were swiftly denied by the board of the Catalan club.

Although he had declared a few months previously, that AC Milan were the only club he'd consider returning to manage, Ancelotti also made it clear that following his departure from Real Madrid, he plans to take a year out of football.

Indeed, with his rejection of the AC Milan job offer, Ancelotti is seeing through his personal plans, currently holidaying in Canada, where he also has surgery scheduled to resolve a troublesome neck complaint.

Suffering from a problem which he recently admitted, causes his hands to tingle, once having undergone successful treatment for his ailment, Ancelotti is planning nothing other than rest and recuperation for the immediate future.

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