Saturday, 31 May 2008

Milan reject Chelsea approach for Ancelotti

AC Milan have rejected an approach from Chelsea to hold discussions with coach Carlo Ancelotti.

The English Premier League club are currently on the lookout for a new manager after parting ways with Avram Grant and have been linked with Roberto Mancini, sacked as coach of city rivals Inter this week, and Ancelotti amongst other top European names.

The former Parma boss has led the Rossoneri to a Serie A title and two UEFA Champions League successes during seven years at Giuseppe Meazza.

But Milan vice-President Adriano Galliani admitted that the club were flattered to have received interest in their coach, but confirmed that they will not be allowing Ancelotti to speak with any potential suitors.

"Ancelotti is very happy at Milan. Milan don't sell their players, let alone the coach," he told Corriere dello Sport.

"It's true that Ancelotti was top of Chelsea's wish list. It's true that the English side have, or had, an eye on two Italian coaches, and one was Ancelotti.

"There are no offers. Ancelotti is Milan coach, and we are going to continue forward together."

Source: Sky Sports

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