Former Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti offered Italy job, according to Sky in Italy

Carlo Ancelotti on during a Press Conference for the Match for Solidarity on April 20, 2018 at Grand Hotel Kempinski in Geneva
Image: Carlo Ancelotti has been offered the chance to become head coach of Italy

Carlo Ancelotti has been offered the vacant role of head coach of the Italian national side, according to Sky in Italy.

Ancelotti has been out of football since being sacked by Bayern Munich in September following a 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

The former AC Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager held talks with Italian Football Federation commissioner Roberto Fabbricini and sub-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta in Rome on Monday night.

Carlo Ancelotti during the Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen at the Allianz Arena on August 18, 2017
Image: Ancelotti was sacked by Bayern Munich earlier this season

Sky in Italy understands the meeting lasted an hour-and-a-half and specific topics such as backroom staff were discussed between the two parties.

Italy are currently without a permanent head coach after sacking Gian Piero Ventura in November, in the wake of the Azzurri's failed bid to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

It is believed Ancelotti has been offered a two-year contract with the national side, although the 58-year-old is yet to agree to the deal which is likely to be less lucrative than his previous contract at Bayern.

However, Costacurta played down his meeting with Ancelotti and insists no official offer has been made.

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"Carlo was in Rome for personal reasons," he told Sky in Italy. "I always stay in that hotel and we found each other there. We did not talk about the job, we only joked about the opportunity.

Carlo Ancelotti gives instructions to Real Madrid's Marcelo during the UEFA Champions League semi-final, first leg between Juventus and Real Madrid in Turin on May 5, 2015
Image: Ancelotti has managed the likes of AC Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid

"You have to talk about many things, the program and finances, but we could not talk about them. Since we are loyal to the rules, we talked about something else.

"It is true, there is a vision that could see Carlo, like others, on the bench of the national team, but the rules are important and we must follow them.

"The deadline is the 20th May and you know I wouldn't go against the rules. Unfortunately we spoke about something else."

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