LONDON, Oct 17, 2010 (AFP) - Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that he would be interested in following his Italian compatriot Fabio Capello by one day managing England.
Carlo Ancelotti (AFP file)
Capello has already indicated he will step down after the Euro 2012 tournament, and the English Football Association has indicated it plans to hire a British manager to succeed him.
However in remarks quoted by several newspapers on Sunday, Ancelotti admitted that he would consider the England job if the position became available.
Asked if he would be interested, Ancelotti replied: "Why not?"
"I would like to do it in the future, to have this kind of experience," he added. "I have never been the coach of a national team. To manage the national team and manage a club is different."
Ancelotti enjoyed a phenomenally successful first season in international football last year, guiding Chelsea to a Premier League and FA Cup double.
Ancelotti also disagreed with Tottenham coach Harry Redknapp, one of the favourites to succeed Capello who has called for the next England manager to be English.
"Maybe Redknapp doesn't like foreign coaches for the national team, but if you ask me about England, I can say 'Why not?'," Ancelotti said.