Ancelotti plans season-long sabbatical

Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti plans to take a

season-long sabbatical before he coaches again.

”Besides a gap of six months, I’ve been coaching straight

through since ’95,” Ancelotti told Turin daily La Stampa on

Monday. ”I’m going to stop for a year, look around, update myself

and study how colleagues operate.”

Ancelotti was fired last month after his second season at

Stamford Bridge ended without a trophy.

The Italian has been linked to various openings in England and

Italy, notably Roma, but he says he hasn’t been contacted by any

English clubs nor Roma, although he still maintains he will coach

Roma eventually.

”One day I will coach Roma,” Ancelotti said. ”I’ve always

said that and I’m repeating it now, but it’s early yet.”

Ancelotti is a former Roma and AC Milan player and coached Milan

to two Champions League trophies before moving to Chelsea.