Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has reiterated his desire to return to management in England.
Ancelotti, 52, enjoyed great success in his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge, leading the club to their first ever double.
However, his second campaign ended in disappointment and trophyless, with owner Roman Abramovich ending his tenure in May.
However, speaking in his first broadcast interview since leaving Chelsea, Ancelotti told BBC Radio Five Live’s Sportsweek programme:
“The Premier League is the best competition in Europe, so I would like to stay here if it is possible.
“I don’t want to name names because these teams have managers, but I would like to manage a team that has ambition and I want to wait and see what happens this season.
“I would like Italian football to be the best, but this is not the truth at the moment. I would like to stay here if it’s possible to find another club – I love the atmosphere.”
The former Milan coach also reflected on his dismissal at Chelsea, and the departure of Ray Wilkins as his assistant, which was seen by many as a key moment in his downfall.
“I was not happy, but when you think about this I can say it was a really fantastic experience. I had a fantastic opportunity.
“Obviously you have to win because Chelsea is built to win.
“I don’t know what happened [regarding Wilkins]. That was the decision of the club – I was surprised, everyone was surprised, but what can we do? Just accept the decision,” he concluded.