Why I rejected Manchester United coaching job — Ancelotti

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Everton boss, Carlo Ancelotti, has revealed why he rejected the chance manage Manchester United when Sir Alex Ferguson called him in 2013 tell him he was retiring and wanted him over the job.

Ahead of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup quarter- against the Red Devils at Goodison Park, Ancelotti revealed he was offered the job at Old Trafford by Sir Alex Ferguson prior Ferguson’s .

Carlo Ancelotti reveals why he rejected Manchester United after he was approached by Sir Alex Ferguson

Ancelotti says but he was about be signed by Real Madrid, an offer he couldn’t reject.

“You want to know from me [about coaching at Man Utd]?!“ Ancelotti said.

“I can say that I keep a fantastic relationship with Sir Alex, and we met when he decided to stop (retire).

“But I was close to Real Madrid, and so I appreciate the fact that at that he talked to me. And that’s it, no [to manage United].”

Everton sit in fourth after 14 matches played.

Everton have met Man Utd once this season – in the league in November – with Ancelotti’s team going 1-0 ahead in the opening stages before the Red Devils struck back twice through Bruno Fernandes to eventually 3-1.

Ancelotti said he respects Manchester United, saying the club is legendary like Real Madrid, Milan, Barcelona.

“Yes of course Manchester United is a fantastic club, a fantastic team I battled against them a lot of times when Sir Alex was there when I was at ,” he said.

“I have a lot of respect for this team, for this club, it is a historical club in the world of football like Milan, like Real Madrid, a lot of respect.”