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Published: 17:12 | 16/12/15

Ancelotti interested in United job

Carlo Ancelotti would welcome the opportunity to manage Manchester United and is prepared to wait until the summer of 2017 to return to management.

Carlo Ancelotti would welcome the opportunity to manage Manchester United and is prepared to wait until the summer of 2017 to return to management.

Ancelotti has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid in the summer but he is plotting a return and is keen on working in the Premier League again.

The Italian was linked with United when David Moyes was sacked in 2014 but, having guided Real Madrid to the Champions League, he remained at the Bernabeu with Louis van Gaal taking over at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal has already suggested he will retire when his United contract expires in June 2017 and Ancelotti would jump at the chance to manage the Premier League club.

"Of course, for every manager, they would all think of managing Manchester United," Ancelotti told The Independent.

"But I have no regrets about staying at Real because I really enjoyed Madrid. I would like to come back in a club with a good project, but, of course, one that is competitive.

"When I went to PSG, it was a club with a really good project. They were not a club with a tradition like Milan or Madrid, but they wanted to grow and are still on this path now. But, the Premier League is the best in the sense of atmosphere, ambience. It is also competitive, so I would like to come back, especially for the atmosphere."

Ancelotti is keen to return to work next summer but he is prepared to wait for the right position.

"I will continue to wait. If I don’t find a club with a good project, I can wait. What will I do? Watching games, fishing, all these things. But let us see next summer. I will not take a job in mid-season, but I would like to work again next summer," he added.

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