Carlo Ancelotti isn’t welcoming suggestions he could return to the Real Madrid bench as he waits for a ‘good team’ to tempt him from his sabbatical.
Ancelotti has been out of work since he was sacked by Madrid at the end of last season and Rafa Benitez installed in his place, but with Benitez struggling to win over the fans, it’s been speculated the Italian could be brought back.
“It’s not right to talk about this when Madrid have a Coach,” AS quotes the ex-Paris Saint-Germain trainer as telling Mediaset.
“I was upset [to leave Real Madrid] but clearly from a professional stance coaching Madrid was worth it.”
Ancelotti also discussed two of his former players, Sergio Ramos and Iker Casillas, reflecting on the new contract of the former and the situation of the latter.
“Ramos deserved his renewal. Everyone was happy with it,” Ancelotti insisted.
“[Casillas] decided to make a change but nothing will make everything he has given to Real Madrid be forgotten.”
Ancelotti concluded with a comment on Luis Enrique, who opposed him in the Barcelona dugout last season, winning the treble.
“He did very well. He’ll certainly win the award for best Coach of the year,” Ancelotti predicted, before confirming he’s not in a rush to return to the bench.
“If don’t find a good team I’ll take another year. It’s not a problem,” he said.