Carlo Ancelotti is set to make his acting debut in the the forthcoming film Star Trek Beyond.

The Italian coach, who will take over at Bayern Munich shortly, is to play the role of a doctor in the latest installment of the movie franchise.

Ancelotti told Sky Sports: “The husband of actress Zoe Saldana [who will play ‘Uhura’ in the move] is Italian and I have a good relationship with the family. They were in Vancouver to film the movie and they asked me to come and watch.”

The 56-year-old added: “I went, spoke to the director [Justin Lin] and he said ‘I’ll put you in – small part’.”

The film will make its global premiere at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con on July 20. it will go and global release shortly afterwards.

After relatively short spells in charge of Chelsea, and Real Madrid, Ancelotti is hoping for an extended stay at Bayern.

Ancelotti said: “It’s unbelievable or impossible to stay 26 years as (Sir Alex) Ferguson stayed (at Manchester United) but I would like to stay more time.

“If it is not possible I have to find other solutions … and if the club is not happy they have the possibility and the right to change.”