Ancelotti hoping Milan will prevail in ‘tough’ Scudetto battle but is ‘afraid’ Inter will thwart it

By Oliver Fisher -

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti might be plying his trade down at Merseyside, but the former legendary Milan manager still has Rossoneri passion running through his veins.

It has been more than a decade since Ancelotti stepped down as Milan’s coach. And it has been a decade since AC Milan themselves won a Scudetto, with their last title coming in the 2010-11 season under Massimiliano Allegri.

Coach Carlo gave his piece of mind on what he thinks regarding this season’s Serie A title race, backing his former team to go all the way.

Speaking to Sky Sport Italia (via Football Italia), he said: “I hope Milan will win, even if it will be tough. Inter are going at a high pace. I’m afraid my friend Conte will not indulge me in this desire.”

He also mentioned his humble urge to follow his former players who have followed his steps into a managerial career.

“I follow all the players I had. Of course, they don’t have the experience I have, but this is a point in their favour because it means they’re younger.

Midfield engine Gennaro Gattuso and peerless Andrea Pirlo were two of Ancelotti’s most favoured midfielders during his time at Milan. The duo currently manage Napoli and Juventus, respectively.

“This world inevitably brings criticism, but they know it better than me and for example, two coaches like Pirlo and Gattuso have everything to solve their problems.

He continued to mention his former AC Milan marksman Inzaghi, who coaches Benevento, as the one he’s ‘very attached to’.

“Every now and then I also speak to them on the phone. A few days ago, I spoke to Pippo Inzaghi.

He is one of those I speak to more often. I’m very attached to him, as to all the players I have coached, especially those from my period with Milan.”

Milan currently sit three points behind rivals Inter having played an extra game. The Rossoneri will have to fight tooth and nail until the end of the season if they wish to turn their former legend’s wish into reality.

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