By Michael Cantillon
Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that he would like to manage again in the Premier League in a major hint to Arsenal, Chelsea and the Manchester clubs.
The Italian will continue his sabbatical until next year and is then keen to return to top-level management.
Ancelotti, who managed Chelsea for two years from 2009 to 2011, admitted he would love another crack at managing in the Premier League and could be available in January.
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With Jurgen Klopp appointed by Liverpool last week, the most likely avenues open to Ancelotti at the end of the season could be Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and, to a lesser extent, Manchester United.
Much will depend on how the seasons pan out for the big clubs and in Arsenal’s case, whether Arsene Wenger contemplates ending his 19-year reign.
“The vacation continues at least until the end of the year, then I’ll start again,” Ancelotti told Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport.
“I would like to go back to the Premier League. It is the ideal environment not for football, but for the ‘game’ around football.”
Ancelotti, 56, spoke fondly of his time in England and revealed he is open to a return to Premeir League management at some point in his career.
“You can work there with the right amount of pressure and with the necessary detachment and calm. Before I retire, I’d like to have another experience in England,” explained the Italian.
He continued: “Where will I go? Where they call me. I will talk, evaluate, and then decide. Up until a few weeks ago I was scared someone would call, but now the return is getting closer.
“Unless something strange happens. I am ready to get back on the bike in January.”