Carlo Ancelotti admits he would be open to a return to Stamford Bridge, but says Jose Mourinho will not be sacked at Chelsea.
The Italian coach claims he would have “no problem” returning to Chelsea in the future but says Mourinho is not going anywhere soon despite Chelsea’s woeful start to the season.
Ancelotti led Chelsea to a league and FA Cup double in 2010 but left the club a year later in acrimonious circumstances after he was reportedly given the axe in the corridors at Goodison Park after Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat in May 2011.
He is out of work after leaving Real Madrid at the end of last season and turning down an approach from former club AC Milan.
“I would have no problem with Chelsea,” he told the Daily Mail. “But Jose won’t be sacked. They already chose to keep him, and I think they made a good choice.”
Ancelotti said he had not been approached by Liverpool prior to the appointment of Jurgen Klopp, but said he would be keen on a return to the Premier League if the right job came up.
“I would like to come back to work in England,” he said. “I love the football here, I still have a house in London, and I would like to be with a team that is competitive in England and in Europe.
“I think Liverpool are a good team…I think they can be really competitive. But I did not speak with them. If I spoke with them I can say ‘yes’ but no, I did not.”