Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed he does not want to become Italy’s next head coach as he wants to stay in club management.
The former Chelsea, Real Madrid, Juventus and AC Milan manager had been the choice of the federation’s president Carlo Tavecchio, who has also since stood down from his role.
But Carlo Ancelotti said: “Yes the federation contacted me, I spoke to them. I told them what I am telling you now, that I am honoured by so many people wanting me to be the coach of the national side.
“However, that would be like a whole other job. Being a national coach is different to being a club coach, as I still enjoy training and working every day.”
Italian football also has some problems that need to be resolved. I realise there is a conflict of interests between clubs and federations, as there is in Germany, France and England, but right now Italian football needs the Federation to impose its power over the clubs and impose new rules to improve the situation.
“For example, I think Serie A would benefit greatly by being reduced from 20 teams to 18 and I know there are clubs who are ready to vote for that.”