Ancelotti rules out Milan return

Real Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed any chance of returning to Milan.

Ancelotti was speaking after he received the Enzo Bearzot award in Rome, named after the legendary Italy Coach.

AS reports that Ancelotti was asked about his future and he categorically rejected the suggestion he could go back to San Siro, replying with a simple ‘No.’

“You can’t plan the future long-term. I am very happy and comfortable at Real Madrid and I don’t plan on moving,” Ancelotti added.

“We have a competitive team and want to maintain this level.

“Spain and Italy have different concepts for football. Spain has more individually quality.

“I’m very proud of my achievements in my first year at Madrid. We had a very good season.

“La Decima was a dream for all Madridistas. It was a party. I am very proud to enter in the history of Madrid.”

Ancelotti admitted, however, that he would one day like to sit on the bench for the Italy national team.

“Yes, it’s a dream to one day Coach my country. But today I like the daily work and coaching every day,” he said.

“I also have a lot of respect for [current Italy Coach Cesare] Prandelli. I wish him the best at the World Cup.

“When his contract ends…

“It’s an honour representing Enzo Bearzot, a Coach who had great sensitivity and affection for the players.

“Football is a sport that you must know where you have to work all the time to try to do as much as you can.

“Most important is knowledge of the game and knowing that the Coach should not only see the game and tactics but prepare for the workout.

“Victory has many fathers but defeat only one. A Coach is not just tactics and preparation. There is always a lot of pressure.

“But in Italy there are many great examples of Coaches, such as Fabio Capello and Arrigo Sacchi.

“I want to take this opportunity to highlight the memory of Agostino Di Bartolomei.”

Ancelotti was asked further about his thoughts regarding team-building, before discussing the Champions League fina.

“The individual quality is very important to decide matches, but the important thing is teamwork,” he stressed.

“I can’t say what went through my head [in the final] because the last 30 minutes were good.

“At the end we deserved to level the game and take the final.

“All matches are tough. You always suffer.

“I don’t know if Sergio Ramos deserves the Ballon d’Or but he has had a very good season.”

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