Aston Villa Target Carlo Ancelotti To Take A Break From Football

Ex-Stamford Bridge boss to take one-year sabbatical.

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Former AC Milan and Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti will take a one-year sabbatical from the game to recharge his batteries and learn from his colleagues.

The 51-year-old was sacked by the Blues on the last day of a disappointing season despite finishing second and winning the Premier League and FA Cup double in his first campaign.

The Italian has been linked with a number of job vacancies, notably Aston Villa, Roma and Fulham but reveals he has not been contacted by any of them.

Ancelotti says he will manage Roma, where he enjoyed a successful playing career between 1979 and 1987, one day but not yet.

“I am in no hurry to coach and I don’t need to,” he told La Stampa.

“I have not been contacted by any club in England and I have not spoken to Roma. It is all fantasy.

“I have always said and I reiterate it that one day I will coach Roma, but it’s still early.

“I have enjoyed this experience (of coaching in England). I will return to London to organise my life.

“Besides a six-month break, I have been coaching non-stop since 1995. I will take a year off and look around, study how my colleagues work.”

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