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Ancelotti's refusal leaves Milan with a difficult decision

The waiting game for a new manager at AC Milan continues.
The waiting game for a new manager at AC Milan continues.

After several meetings and the best efforts of CEO Adriano Galliani, former coach Carlo Ancelotti will not be returning to Milan this summer. The Italian tactician gave his final answer on Tuesday, which draws the situation to a disappointing close after weeks of optimism.

A statement released by Milan confirmed that the former Real Madrid coach had told the club that he could not accept the position for next season. Meanwhile, Ancelotti took to Twitter to confirm the news himself.


 By Ben Gladwell

AC Milan say Carlo Ancelotti has turned down coaching offer

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Carlo Ancelotti has turned down the opportunity to return to coach AC Milan next season, the Serie A club have announced on Tuesday.

The former Real Madrid coach had held talks with Milan's general manager Adriano Galliani in Madrid last week, but after taking a few days to consider the offer, he called Galliani on Tuesday night to say he was turning him down.

Instead, the 55-year-old is expected to take a one-year break from the game to cure a long-standing back problem. He is due to undergo surgery...

 By Ben Gladwell

Carlo Ancelotti not the answer for AC Milan, says Leonardo

Leonardo was managed of AC Milan between 2009-2010.

Former AC Milan and Inter Milan coach Leonardo says the Rossoneri need more than just Carlo Ancelotti if they are to turn things around next season.

Ancelotti has taken time until Wednesday to assess an offer put to him by Milan's general manager Adriano Galliani on a visit to Madrid last week.

The Italian coach initially seemed to favour taking a year out after leaving Real Madrid, but Galliani may have tempted him to return to Milan.

The 55-year-old spent eight years with the Milanese club, guiding...

 By Ben Gladwell

Serie A changes start with Sinisa Mihajlovic Sampdoria exit

ESPN FC's Gabriele Marcotti talks Serie A, and discusses all the talking points of the final week of the season in Italy

Sinisa Mihajlovic and Maurizio Sarri are set to get the coaching merry-go-round in Italy revolving after the former left Sampdoria and the Empoli coach hinted he may also be moving on this summer.

Udinese will also let head coach Andrea Stramaccioni leave the club after just one year when his contract expires at the end of June.

Rafael Benitez's departure from Napoli and the likelihood of Filippo Inzaghi being replaced at AC Milan mean two high-profile positions need to be filled this summer, and...

 By Ian Holyman

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to turn down AC Milan return - PSG president

Paris Saint-Germain beat Auxerre 1-0 in the Coupe de France final to become the first club in France to win all three domestic trophies in one season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will reject a return to AC Milan to be a Paris Saint-Germain player again next season, the French champions' president has said.

Ibrahimovic, 33, has only a year left on his PSG deal, and AC Milan chairman Silvio Berlusconi said last weekend he was "fixated" on bringing the Sweden international, who left the Rossoneri to join PSG in 2012, back to the San Siro.

Since that move, however, Ibrahimovic has proven a huge influence both on and off the pitch and has become key to the plans...