Carlo Ancelotti has voiced his desire to coach AS Roma or return to AC Milan, anything to return to his home country.
Ancelotti joined Chelsea from Milan in 2009 and went on to PSG and then Real Madrid, winning one trophy with the clubs.
In his playing years, Ancelotti won the Serie A and four Coppa with Roma, before joining Milan and winning European Cups and then leading a successful managerial career with the San Siro club.
He told Corriere dello Sport: “I would very much love to be Roma coach one day, as it’s a team I love in a city that I love.
“The city was marvellous and the fans fantastic. When I got off the train and took a taxi to the club headquarters, then the fans started insulting the poor taxi driver because he must be a Lazio fan for wanting to get paid for the journey.
“They were wonderful years. We were a fantastic group and almost all remain friends. I have great memories and not just of the Scudetto.
“I’d also happily return to Milan. They did call me, but I had to undergo a back operation and preferred to rest for a year.”