Ancelotti to take a year out

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Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he will take a one-year sabbatical from management.

Former Chelsea manager confirms break from football

Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he will take a one-year sabbatical from management. Ancelotti was sacked by Chelsea on the final day of the 2010/11 season after two years in charge at Stamford Bridge. The Italian coach has since been linked with a number of positions, including Aston Villa, Fulham and Roma. However, Ancelotti has told Italian newspaper La Stampa: "I am in no hurry to coach and I don't need to. "I have not been contacted by any club in England and I have not spoken to Roma. It is all fantasy.

Year off

"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." Ancelotti has often been linked with a return to Roma, where he enjoyed a successful playing career between 1979 and 1987. And he has repeated his ambitions to one day manage the club, adding: "I have always said and I reiterate it that one day I will coach Roma, but it's still early." Ancelotti led Chelsea to the Premier League and FA Cup double in his first season in charge but was relieved of his position after finishing trophyless last term.

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