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Ancelotti admits he “wanted to work” with Messi

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Carlo Ancelotti has worked with many of football’s greatest superstars, but he admits the one that got away was Lionel Messi.

Carlo Ancelotti may find himself at Premier League midtable side Everton right now. However, his resume reads a who is who of footballing royalty.

Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and the list goes on.

During those tenures, he has had the chance to work with some of football’s greats.

Zidane, Del Piero, and Deschamps at Juventus. Schevchenko, Maldini, and Gattuso at Milan. Of course Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid and then the likes of Xabi Alonso at Bayern Munich.

However, the Italian tactician revels there is one name missing from his list that does leave a touch fo regret in his legacy.

Speaking The Guardian, he mentions a couple of players he would have liked to work with, but one stands out.

Ancelotti said:

“Who would I have liked to coach? Leo Messi.”

“If only to compare him to Cristiano Ronaldo, who I had in Madrid.”

“Totti is another player I have admired.”

“But Messi is definitely someone I wanted to work with.”

The list of stars who are proven to be the best in the world who have worked under Ancelotti is amazing.