Former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti says that while “I have a lot of respect for Atletico and Barcelona, I could never coach them”.
Ancelotti was dismissed by Madrid last summer for failing to win any silverware in his second season, despite a Copa del Rey and much-coveted 10th European cup in his first, but he insists he remains wholly loyal to Los Blancos.
“No, I could never coach Atletico or Barcelona,” the Bayern Munich Coach told Marca.
“I respect history, so I couldn’t coach Atletico, just like I couldn’t coach Lazio or Inter as the supporter of Milan that I am.
“It’s my history and respecting it is very important.
“I have a lot of respect Atletico and Barcelona, but I can’t coach them.
“I coached Real Madrid for two years and have to respect [those two years].”