Carlo Ancelotti admits interest in Bundesliga

Carlo Ancelotti admits interest in Bundesliga


Carlo Ancelotti has hinted his next job after Real Madrid could be in the Bundesliga as it is a competition he enjoys and is on the same par with the leagues in England and Spain.

In an interview with German newspaper Bild, the Italian talked about a range of issues in German football as well as the upcoming Champions League tie with Schalke later this month.

Ancelotti, whose Los Blancos side face Borussia Dortmund, Schalke and Bayern Munich en route to winning last season’s Champions League, said he would have no worries about the language barrier should he one day manage in Germany as compatriot Giovanni Trappatoni had experienced plenty of success there without mastering the language.

“If Giovanni Trapattoni can manage in Germany and learn the language then so can I,” he joked.

“The Bundesliga has grown rapidly. The level is the same as England and Spain and this is why Germany won the World Cup. The technology has improved, I like it, the whole set-up,” he admitted.

Turning his attention to the upcoming Schalke game, he said the matches would be closer than last year, when Real won 9-2 overall.

“We will be without James Rodriguez, Sergio Ramos, Pepe and Luka Modric, while Schalke’s style has changed into the style of an Italian coach, Roberto Di Matteo. Like all Italian coaches he has tried to give the side a sound defensive footing.”

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