Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson talked to him about United’s managerial job after his retirement, but it was ”too late”.
Ferguson stepped down from his post as the Red Devils manager after he guided United to their 20th league title in May 2013. The Scot was looking for candidates to replace him and the former Chelsea manager was considered for the post.
However, Ancelotti had already decided to join Real Madrid from Paris Saint-Germain. On the other hand, United had appointed David Moyes as Ferguson’s successor, who was sacked just 10 months into his job at Old Trafford.
“After he retired in 2013 he spoke to me, but I had already given my word to go to Real Madrid Manchester United were too late. But otherwise I would have been interested in going to Old Trafford,” Ancelotti told FourFourTwo.
Ancelotti, who returned to management after a year without a job replaced Pep Guardiola at Bayern. He is the new star at the Allianz Arena and the Bundesliga outfit will be hoping he can help them win the Champions League.
On asked, whether he would consider a job in England in future, the ex-Real Madrid boss said:”At this moment I would prefer to have a club job, but maybe in the future. England? Why not? I would have no problem doing that.”
Recently, Bastian Schweinsteiger has been heavily linked with a return to Bayern, a year after he left them to join United. However, Ancelotti has brushed off all these rumours.
“I don’t have this news! If? In football… there is no if. Schweinsteiger is not in our idea. He was a fantastic player for Bayern and a fantastic player for football in general but I don’t think it’s the time for him to come back to Munich,” the Italian explained.