No way Jose: Carlo Ancelotti tells Mourinho to forget about a return to Chelsea

By Nick Pisa In Rome

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has told his Inter Milan rival Jose Mourinho to think again if he wants to return and manage his former club and current Premier League leaders.

Ancelotti, 50, hit out at the self-styled 'Special One', stoking up their February Champions League showdown, after Mourinho returned to England to watch Chelsea beat Fulham.

The Portuguese boss - who was given a seat in Roman Abramovich's personal box - said he would 'love to return to the Premier League' as he missed English football.

Jose Mourinho

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But in an interview in today's Corriere Dello Sport Ancelotti said: 'He (Mourinho) wants a return to Chelsea? Well he will have to wait because I'm here. He has worked in England and he knows the environment and it is a great environment.

'Everybody wants to work in the Premier League. A return ? Well I think he will have to wait as for the moment I am the manager of the Blues.'

Carlo Ancelotti

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Before taking the Chelsea job in the summer Ancelotti was at Inter's cross city rivals AC Milan and the two had numerous clashes on and off the field and have never seen eye to eye.

Speaking of the Champions League draw Ancelotti said: 'I am ready to beat Inter and Mourinho. I would have preferred another opponent and it wasn't a good draw for anyone but (Didier) Drogba is a class above the rest.

'Chelsea have all the qualities to be a great side and satisfy the ambitions of the directors - they are the right age and the right competitiveness just like the team I had at Milan.'

Ancelotti also spoke of the win against Fulham which Mourinho watched and said: 'I think Mourinho will probably be a bit more relaxed after that. Although we hid ourselves well.

'We started bad but in the second half Mourinho saw a fantastic reaction, in fact the reaction of a great team with a ferocious determination not to accept that result.'

Ancelotti added that the key Inter players were Maicon, Esteban Cambiasso, Wesley Sneijder and Samuel Eto'o and if he could take one to Stamford Bridge it would be Maicon.

Didier Drogba

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But he reserved special praise for Drogba. 'There is no one that compares to him,' said Ancelotti. 'There has never been a player of his quality - he has everything. He can shoot, he has power, he can head, he is ever present in the area, he is mobile but if I had to pick one characteristics it's his strong personality.

'Drogba is out of this world. He is a player who makes all his qualities available for his team mates.'

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