Ancelotti: I'm not interested in Italy
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has insisted he is not interested in replacing Marcello Lippi as coach of Italy after the FIFA World Cup™.
Reports in the Italian media have linked Ancelotti as one of the candidates to succeed Lippi. In an interview with Italian men's monthly magazine Max which goes on sale on Thursday, Ancelotti said: "I am not interested in the national team. I prefer to remain in London at Chelsea and lead the team to a Champions League final."
Ancelotti, who joined the Blues from AC Milan in the summer, is looking forward to guiding his side to silverware this season. Chelsea sit atop the Premier League with a one-point advantage over Manchester United.
Ancelotti, meanwhile, has promised to give some insight into his difficult relationship with former Blues coach Jose Mourinho if he leads Chelsea to the league title. The two clashed in the media last year when Ancelotti was still the coach of Milan and Mourinho was in his first season with Inter.
"If I win the league title with Chelsea I will say what I truly think of the Inter coach," said Ancelotti.
Ancelotti's side host Mourinho's Inter on 16 March in the UEFA Champions League needing to overturn a 2-1 deficit.