Italian linked several times with Old Trafford post.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has finally spoken out on rumours linking him with the Manchester United job in recent years, according to the Sun.
The Italian tactician was first linked as a replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson when the legendary Scot retired in 2013, though the job eventually went to David Moyes.
The former Everton boss did not last long at Old Trafford however, and Ancelotti was again thought to be a top candidate for the Red Devils this summer before they eventually handed the role to Louis van Gaal.
Ancelotti has won plenty of honours at top clubs around Europe, and previously found success in the Premier League in a two-year stay with Chelsea, but he has now revealed that he was never officially offered the United job at any point.
The 55-year-old admits he is flattered if he was even on the list of names United were considering, but says rumours that Ferguson held talks with him over the position are untrue.
“No, Ferguson never came to Paris to talk to me,” he said. “The story is not right. When I decided to quit PSG I only spoke to Real Madrid.
“There was never any contact at any moment with United. If I was in the list it gives me pride and it’s an honour but Ferguson never spoke to me about it.”
Ancelotti added that if he were to receive an offer from a Premier League club in the future, he would be happy to take it if his time at Real came to an early end.
“I’d like to return. It depends how long this adventure lasts. If it lasts a long time I will retire after it,” he explained.
“But if it doesn’t then I will come to England. For sure.
“The day I leave Madrid there are two solutions. Either I quit football or I come back to England.”