Ancelotti dismisses link with Zenit move

October 20, 2008

AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed any suggestion he could become the next coach of Zenit St Petersburg.

The Rossoneri boss has been a reported target of the Russian outfit, but has pledged his loyalty to the Serie A side for the foreseeable future.

"Those are rumours without any truth," Ancelotti said. "I am very happy at Milan and in fact I´ve been here seven years."

Ancelotti is the longest-serving coach at one club in Italy´s top flight and is under contract with the Italian giants until June 2010.

Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has no intention of letting Ancelotti leave the San Siro.

"It´s a reciprocal love between Ancelotti and Milan," Galliani said.

"Ancelotti has been eight years at Milan, we have overcome the seven-year itch and hence, there are no problems."

Ancelotti weathered the storm after the Rossoneri finished a disappointing fifth in Serie A last season and failed to qualify for the Champions League.

Milan also started the campaign on the wrong foot but have recovered their form of late.

Sunday´s emphatic 3-0 triumph against Sampdoria marked their fourth league victory in five games.

The Rossoneri are sixth in the standings, three points behind Serie A leaders Internazionale after seven games.