Ancelotti bides time over AC Milan job offer

Carlo Ancelotti will decide whether or not to manage AC Milan next season on Wednesday, according to club vice-president Adriano Galliani.

Galliani held a second meeting with Ancelotti in Spain yesterday hoping to convince the veteran Italian tactician to return to the San Siro.

Ancelotti parted company with Real Madrid on Monday after a trophyless season and declared that he would take a year off from coaching.

“Carlo will give us a definite answer next Wednesday,” Galliani said. “According to Carlo, there’s a 50% chance he will accept. But it will be 50% until Wednesday and then it will be either 100% or nothing.

“(AC Milan president Silvio) Berlusconi is aware of everything, I came to Madrid with his consent.”

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Ancelotti is one Milan’s most successful coaches, having led the Rossoneri to the Serie A title in 2004 and two Champions League crowns.

“Why Ancelotti? Nobody has a CV like his,” Galliani added.

“He has coached Juventus, Milan, Chelsea, Paris St Germain and Real Madrid.

“Not even (Chelsea coach Jose) Mourinho has a similar CV, nor does (Bayern Munich coach Pep) Guardiola.”

Ancelotti led Real to a 10th European Cup title in June 2014 but failed to win the league in his two seasons in Madrid.

Milan are keen to bring Ancelotti back after two hugely disappointing campaigns.

The Rossoneri, under first-year coach Filippo Inzaghi, can finish no higher than eighth in Serie A this season and will miss out again on European football.

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