Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti took a sabbatical year after his two years experience at Real Madrid was over.
The Italian manager said he is ready to be back in the saddle for the new year, a threat for Mourinho in case Abramovich would choose to axe him, and speaking to the Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport said:
“I am ready to get the engine back up and running in January. I’d like to go back to the Premier League.
“It is the ideal environment not for football, but for the ‘game’ around football. You can work with the right amount of pressure, the necessary detachment and calm. Before I quit, I’d like to have another experience in England.
“Where will I go? Where they call me. I will talk, evaluate and decide. Up until a few weeks ago I was scared someone would call, but now I feel like I’m getting closer to that comeback.”
Ancelotti gave his favourites to win the Premier League and the Champions League:
“Manchester City in England, as they are the strongest squad and have exceptional quality. As for the Champions League, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona or PSG (Paris Saint Germain).”