Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti eyes Premier League job

Carlo Ancelotti
Ancelotti won the Premier League and FA Cup in his first season at Chelsea

Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti insists he wants to stay in England and manage in the Premier League again.

The Italian was sacked by Chelsea at the end of his second season in 2011, despite leading the club to the Double the previous year.

Ancelotti told BBC Radio 5 live: "If it is possible to find another club here, I would like to stay in England as I love the country and the players.

"The Premier League is the best campaign in Europe."

Despite having one year left on his deal with the Blues, Ancelotti was dismissed following their 1-0 loss to Everton on the final day of the 2010-11 season.

His Chelsea team finished second in the Premier League behind title-winners Manchester United but that was compounded by exits in the Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup.

Ancelotti added: "I would like to stay here if I could find a club for next season. I don't want to name them, I want to respect them - but if I can't find a solution then I'll go to another country.

"I want to manage a team or club that has ambition."

When asked whether that club could be a Manchester team, Ancelotti said: "Why not a Manchester team? But I don't want to wait another 25 years."

However, the former AC Milan and Juventus boss holds no hard feelings against his former employers.

He said: "Roman Abramovich loves football and he is very close to the club, fans and players. He gave me fantastic support. He doesn't like to be front page of newspapers but he is a fantastic owner."