Rome: Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti has said that he would like to return to coach Spanish football giants Real Madrid but "not this season".
"I would go back to Real, just like I would go back to Paris Saint-Germain or Chelsea," Efe quoted Ancelotti as saying on Monday.
"I had some fantastic experiences abroad, but when I left Madrid I decided to take a year off and that is how it is," the former manager of Real Madrid said in an interview with Italy's RAI radio.
Ancelotti, however, defended the current coach of Real, Rafael Benitez after his side's 0-4 defeat against Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Saturday.
The Italian tactician explained that every coach has his ideas and applies them on the field while it is the start of the season and there is time to fix things.