Carlo Ancelotti Is strolling down memory lane as he remembers the huge opportunity that he lost out on. Ancelotti has recently opened up and revealed he lost out to Jurgen Klopp in the race to become Liverpool manager in 2015, and admits the club’s owners made the right decision in picking the German.
Following Brendan Rodgers’ sacking in October, 2015, Ancelotti held talks about succeeding him, before Liverpool opted to hire Klopp.
Two months later, it was announced Ancelotti was to succeed Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich at the conclusion of the 2015/16 season.
“It was after [I left] Real Madrid, I had a chat with the owner,” Ancelotti said.
“They were looking for a new manager but I think they made a right choice with Jurgen. He is doing fantastic work at Liverpool, so well done.”
Ancelotti is the only coach to beat a side managed by Klopp this season. He saw Napoli through to a 2-0 Champions League Victory against the European champions in September. His side also beat Liverpool last season and earned a draw at Anfield in November.
Speaking on the Liverpool boss, he said,”Jurgen is my friend, we have a good relationship and I had the luck to beat him last season as well, although they won the competition.”
However, despite his recent success against them, Ancelotti knows Everton must produce a “perfect” performance if they are to win at Anfield for the first time since 1999 when they play in the FA Cup third round on Sunday.