AC Milan's Ancelotti wants to coach Roma

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AC Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti has declared that he wants to coach Roma after Luciano Spalletti.

Ancelotti's position at Milan has come under scrutiny at times this season, mostly due to the club's inconsistent form and results.

Still, Ancelotti has led the Rossoneri to a respectable third place, nine points adrift of the current league leader Inter, which has recorded 42 points thus far.

The Milan boss is content with life in the fashion capital at present; however he has never been one to rule out a move away from the club in the future.

"Spalletti will win the Champions League with Roma, and then I will ponder my moves from there," he said in an interview with Corriere dello Sport. "I hope Roma win this season's final at the Stadio Olimpico, to avenge the defeat of 1984. That bloody shootout against Liverpool, obviously it is something that I will never forget."

Ancelotti made some final comments on his current squad, and its potential for the second half of the season.

"Pirlo, Seedorf, Ronaldinho, Kaka and Pato can all play together, making us the strongest squad on paper in Italy," he said. "Those five plus Beckham, leaves a lot to look forward to in 2009, so I expect some positive results to come in the New Year."

Coincidentally, Milan gets the New Year underway with a trip to the Stadio Olimpico to take on Roma on Jan. 11.