Carlo Ancelotti: 'Roma wanted me as manager two years ago'

Carlo Ancelotti reveals that Roma asked him to take the Olimpico job two years ago, but he had already signed for Bayern Munich.

Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that Roma wanted him to take the manager's job at the Stadio Olimpico two years ago.

The 58-year-old spent most of his playing career with the Giallorossi, making 171 appearances for the Italian capital club between 1979 and 1987.

Now out of work after being sacked by Bayern Munich last month, Ancelotti is being linked with numerous roles, including those at AC Milan and the Italy national team.

Though Ancelotti remains unattached at present, the Italian admitted that he could have been managing his former club following Rudi Garcia's dismissal were it not for his commitment to Bayern.

"[President James] Pallotta called me two years ago to bring me to Roma, but I had already signed for Bayern," Ancelotti told Il Messaggero.

Eusebio Di Francesco is currently at the Roma helm.

Francesco Totti of AS Roma looks during the pre-season friendly match between AS Roma and Bursaspor Kulubu on July 21, 2013
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