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Ancelotti has designs on Roma and Italy jobs

October 10, 2009

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he would love to coach Roma and the Italian national side one day.

Carlo Ancelotti, Chelsea
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The 50-year-old left Milan for Stamford Bridge in the summer and has has a superb start to his time in charge of the Premier League team. And he claims the only club he would return to Italy for is the Giallorossi, where he spent eight years as a player.

"I would love to return to Roma,'' Ancelotti told sportmediaset.it. "It would be the only Italian club I would go to.''

Ancelotti added that he would also consider the Italy job if he was to be offered it and would have Antonio Cassano - who continues to be omitted from the Azzurri squad despite the Sampdoria striker's stunning form - spearheading his attack. He said: "I would like to coach Italy after the World Cup. And with Cassano too. I would want him''

The former AC Milan boss also cast an eye over his old team, where new coach Leonardo has come under a lot of fire as the Rossoneri's poor form continues. "The team lost a bit of motivation when Kaka left. As for Ronaldinho, it's a simple problem: he needs to train,'' added Ancelotti.

Chelsea are top of the Premier League table, two points above Manchester United and have won all but one of their opening matches. Ancelotti is having no difficulty getting through to his players, although he admits it gets tough when things become heated.

"What's difficult is to transmit emotions when I talk,'' he said. "So one time I just blurted out 'oh go sod off'. They all understood me. What's the difference between Italy and England? The first thing Italy can do is build stadiums. Ours are old and obsolete.''

Chelsea's main rival for the Premier League crown looks set to be Sir Alex Ferguson's United once again. However, Ancelotti has been impressed by another one of his rivals more than the Scotsman. "(Liverpool coach Rafael) Benitez is the one I admire the most,'' he said.