Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti says he is not interested in managing Chelsea next season.
Guus Hiddink has been confirmed as Luis Felipe Scolari’s short-term replacement until the end of the season, but he is not interested in the post on a permanent basis.
Ancelotti is thought to be high on Chelsea’s wish list as a potential lobg-term successor to Scolari.
“I am not thinking about leaving,” the 49-year-old told www.calciomercato.com.
Chelsea were reported to be interested in Ancelotti last year after previous boss Avram Grant had left the club, but Milan prevented any approach.
“The only club that has made a move to sign me has been Chelsea,” he said.
“In the summer I met (Chelsea owner) Roman Abramovich but I didn’t want to leave Milan.
“The same thing happens now.”
Former Barcelona boss Frank Rjikaard is also thought to be a Chelsea target, although Hiddink could also decide to stay on permanently at the end of the season.