José Mourinho began his football management career as an interpreter and translator for Sir Bobby Robson in Portugal (Sporting Clube and Porto) and Spain (FC Barcelona).

25 May 2015

Carlo Ancelotti: "Dear Milan. Here is why I really can't come back."

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Carlo Ancelotti discusses the reasons for his decision to take a sabbatical from management and he addresses other items in an exclusive interview with Il Giornale.

Discussion Items:

1. On his impending sack at Real Madrid.
2. On the unique pressures to manage at Real Madrid.
3. On his upcoming surgery.
4. On his future in Italy.
5. On interest in his services outside of Italy.
6. On becoming a grandfather next month.

In an exclusive interview today, 25 May 2015, with Franco Ordine of Il Giornale in Italy, Carlo Ancelotti provided reasons why he must take a sabbatical from his coaching duties.

I provided coverage of these quotes earlier today via Twitter and will share them here.

Let's take a look at what Mr. Ancelotti had to say.

1. On his impending sack at Real Madrid:

2. On the unique pressures to manage at Real Madrid:

Image credit: AndhikaMPPP.

3. On his upcoming surgery:
4. On his future in Italy:

Image credit: AndhikaMPPP.
5. On interest in his services outside of Italy:

6. On becoming a grandfather:

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