Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has again dismissed reports linking him with the manager’s job at Chelsea next season.
Ancelotti has been continually linked with a possible move to Chelsea with Guus Hiddink, the temporary manager, not expected to stay on at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season
“That’s news to me,” he told Sky Italia.
Ancelotti did admit that the whistles from the fans towards him and match-winner Clarence Seedorf following the 1-0 win over Cagliari, showed signs of a deterioration in relations with Milan supporters.
“I think there is a bit of intolerance towards me, but that is only normal,” he said. “We have been together for so long and to see the same face over and over again, you need a lot of patience.
“All I can say is that my relationship with the club is still the same after seven years. I feel the same levels of esteem and affection from the club.”
His future remains the focus of speculation in Italy and the name of former Milan player, Leonardo, has already emerged as a potential replacement.
However, the Brazilian, who now works as a scout and official for the Serie A club, said he had no interest in succeeding Ancelotti.
“I am not a candidate and am happy with the position I occupy,” he said. “I have a great relationship with Carlo and I hope he succeeds in qualifying for the Champions League and wins the Uefa Cup.
“I am sorry to hear the rumours which are circulating at present.”