Carlo Ancelotti to Manchester United?

Carlo Ancelotti, the former Real Madrid manager, has dropped the strongest hint that he will be interested in taking up the managerial post at Old Trafford.

Ancelotti revealed in an interview given to The Independent on Monday that under ideal circumstances, he would like to get back to work next summer. He is also prepared to wait a while, for the right opportunity to come by.

Ancelotti said: “I will continue to wait. If I don’t find a club with a good project, I can wait. What will I do? Watching games, fishing, all these things.

“But let us see next summer. I will not take a job in mid-season, but I would like to work again next summer.”

He then said: “Of course, for every manager, they would all think of managing Manchester United.

“I would like to come back in a club with a good project, but, of course, one that is competitive.

“The Premier League is the best in the sense of atmosphere, ambience. It is also competitive, so I would like to come back, especially for the atmosphere.”

Louis van Gaal, the current Manchester United manager, has previously suggested that he will retire from the sport in the summer of 2017 when his deal with Manchester United runs out.