Saturday, 16 May 2009

Ancelotti congratulates Inter

AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti said city rivals Inter had deserved the Serie A title and added that his own future would be decided next week.

Carlo AncelottiSecond-placed Milan lost 2-1 against Udinese a the Stadio Friuli to hand their rivals a fourth successive Scudetto.

"Inter were the most consistent team this year," Ancelotti told Sky Sport. "The Scudetto was not decided tonight."

Asked if coach Jose Mourinho had been important to Inter's success, the Milan boss replied: "Certainly yes." The pair have clashed numerous times this season.

Ancelotti has been heavily linked in the media with a move to England's Chelsea or Spain's Real Madrid and despite denying in recent months that he was thinking of moving on, the Italian said his future was now up in the air.

"I have not decided about my future yet. It will be decided next week. It would not have changed anything if we had won tonight," he said.

Milan are not yet assured of an automatic UEFA Champions League berth for next season and Ancelotti wants to win at home to Roma next Sunday before announcing a decision.

He has a year left on his Rossoneri contract but Milan have not offered him a new deal.

Chelsea will be without a manager at the end of the season when interim boss Guus Hiddink returns to coaching Russia full time while Real Madrid are likely to replace Juande Ramos following the club's Presidential elections.

Meanwhile, Udinese coach Pasquale Marino says he believes that Inter are deserving winners of the title.

"I think that in the long run Inter deserved it," Marino said after his side recorded a sixth consecutive league win.

"They had moments of difficulty, but they were brief, and overall they were far more consistent than the other sides."

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