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Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that he “would have no problem” returning to Chelsea, although he thinks the chances of that happening are remote because his former club will not be sacking their current manager José Mourinho.

Ancelotti was fired by Chelsea in 2011 – in the tunnel at Goodison, within seconds of the final league match of the season against Everton – just a year after leading the side to the Double. However, the Italian, who has since managed Real Madrid and PSG, bears no animosity towards his former club, nor about the maner of his dismissal.

“I would have no problem with Chelsea,” he told the Daily Mail when asked if he would return to Stamford Bridge. “But José won’t be sacked. They already choose to keep him, and I think they made a good choice.”

Ancelotti also revealed he is keen on a return to English football, but said he was not contacted about the Liverpool job before Jürgen Klopp’s appointment.

“I would like to come back to work in England,’ he said. “I love the football here, I still have a house in London, and I would like to be with a team that is competitive in England and in Europe.

“I think Liverpool are a good team … But I did not speak with them. If I spoke with them I can say ‘yes’, but no, I did not.”

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