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Carlo Ancelotti: I'd return to Chelsea but Jose Mourinho is the main man

By Staff Reporter

Carlo Ancelotti would have "no problem" returning to Chelsea in the future but has ruled out an imminent move as he insisted Jose Mourinho would not be sacked.

Ancelotti led Chelsea to a league and FA Cup double in 2010 but left the club a year later.

He is out of work after leaving Real Madrid at the end of last season and turning down an approach from former club AC Milan, but dismissed suggestions he was ready to replace the under-pressure Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.

"I would have no problem with Chelsea, but Jose won't be sacked," said Ancelotti (pictured).

"They already chose to keep him, and I think they made a good choice."

Ancelotti said he had not been approached by Liverpool prior to the appointment of Jurgen Klopp, but said he would be keen on a return to the Premier League if the right job came up.

"I would like to come back to work in England," he said.

"I love the football here, I still have a house in London, and I would like to be with a team that is competitive in England and in Europe.

"I think Liverpool are a good team... I think they can be really competitive.

"But I did not speak with them.

"If I spoke with them I can say 'yes' but no, I did not."

Meanwhile Mourinho has spoken of his profound admiration for former Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough.

In the foreword for a new book on Clough called I Believe in Miracles, the Chelsea boss stated: "He had all that self- esteem and big self-belief.

"He was very confident about himself, and from what I know about him he was very comfortable with the attention."

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