Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Ancelotti shrugs off Jose talk

AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti insists he does not feel under any extra pressure despite rumours linking Jose Mourinho with his job.

Mourinho ruled himself out of the running for the vacant England manager's job on Monday after it was claimed he had received an offer from a top European club.

Reports suggest that the Portuguese tactician could be set to take over at Milan, as doubts continue to surround the future of Ancelotti.

But the Milan manager has shrugged off the talk, insisting that the speculation only spurs him on in his bid to turn around an unfamiliarly shaky start to the season.

Speaking ahead of Thursday's FIFA Club World Cup encounter against Urawa Red Diamonds in Japan he said: "I read an article in the Italian papers about Mourinho.

"Milan were supposed to have offered him my job. They may have done but I haven't been informed by the club that there has been a formal offer.

"If Mourinho does want the job it just gives me extra motivation. External talk like that doesn't give me any added pressure."

Source: Sky Sports

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