Carlo Ancelotti has said that Manchester United have not made an approach about the vacant manager’s job at Old Trafford and he has vowed to remain at Real Madrid.
The Italian has been strongly linked with United since David Moyes was sacked last Tuesday and while Louis van Gaal is the favourite to replace the Scot, a source told ESPN that other candidates are under consideration.
Ancelotti, who won the Premier League title at Chelsea in 2010, reportedly has admirers at Old Trafford but the former Juventus, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain manager is adamant he has not been contacted by the English club.
“I haven't had contact with Manchester United,” he said at news conference as he prepares for the second leg of Real’s Champions League semifinal against Bayern Munich.
“I want to stay at Real Madrid for a long time. It is strange to answer questions like that before a semi.”
Ancelotti, who is in his first season at the Bernabeu, has won the Copa del Rey and guided Real to second place in La Liga, while they took a 1-0 lead from the first leg of their tie against Bayern to Munich.
United have held talks with Van Gaal but have stressed that they have not agreed a deal with the Netherlands manager, who will leave his post with the national team after this summer’s World Cup.