In 2018, Carlo Ancelotti had the chance to become Italy’s coach, ‘but I like daily work….’ The Italian man will lead Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League match against defending champions, Chelsea. The Spanish Giants beat them by 3-1 in the first leg at Stamford Bridge.
Ancelotti has cautioned his team about the mistake his players can not commit tonight and revealed that he was close to being the coach of Italy in 2018 shortly after Gian Piero Ventura was relieved of his duties.
“Sometimes, I thought about training a national team. I had a chance with Italy in 2018, but I have to be honest, I like to work day by day,” he said at a press conference on Monday. “I don’t only like games. A former boss of mine used to say that working as a coach is the best if it wasn’t for fun.
“This is not the reality because games give you joy and the chance to be on the bench during a Champions League quarter-final. But, unfortunately, this doesn’t happen every time.” “But I like daily work, and until that changes, I will not coach a national team because I don’t like to coach three times per year. The 1994 World Cup was an incredible experience, spectacular, but when I am tired of working every day, I’ll stop.” In September 2017, Ancelotti was sacked by Bayern Munich following their 3-0 loss to PSG in the knockout group stage of the Champions League and a bad start to the season in their League. In 2018, He was the leading candidate to replace Ventura after Italy failed to qualify for Russia. Instead, Roberto Mancini was hired, while Ancelotti signed with Napoli in May 2018. The 62-year-old holds the record for the most Champions Leagues won as a coach: three, as many as Bob Paisley and Zinedine Zidane.