Carlo Ancelotti dismisses return to Chelsea

Carlo Ancelotti is saddened by Chelsea’s current slump in form.

The Real Madrid manager dismisses a return to Stamford Bridge this summer for a second stint.

The Galacticos will host Chelsea for the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie.

Ancelotti who has previously managed Chelsea between 2009 and 2011 has backed Frank Lampard to bring success at the West London club.

Many questions have been raised about Ancelotti’s future at Santiago Bernabeu as Real Madrid trail 13 points behind Barcelona in the league table.

“I feel sad (looking at Chelsea’s position in the table),” Ancelotti told a press conference on the eve of the first leg. “I have a fantastic memory of this club, of the people that are still working there. I’m a supporter of Chelsea, because I spent two years there.

“Will I go back? No, I hope Lampard will be able to do a fantastic job with them…Lampard has been a great player who I coached for two years.

“He knows these kind of games well and how to prepare his team. He has been here for a week, but he will do well in the time he is at Chelsea.”


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