Former Italy coach Marcello Lippi has admitted he is interested in managing Chelsea as pressure mounts on Carlo Ancelotti
Ancelotti saw his Chelsea side crash out of the Champions League on Tuesday night, losing at Manchester United to exit the competition at the quarter-final stage.
Reports before Tuesday's game suggested defeat - which has effectively ended Chelsea's season - could lead to owner Roman Abramovich sacking his manager, with Guus Hiddink linked with a return to Stamford Bridge.
But World Cup winning coach Lippi has expressed his interest in managing in the Premier League and has admitted he would like to take charge of the wst London club.
The 63-year-old, who stepped down from his second spell in charge of Italy following last summer's World Cup in South Africa, told Radio Mana Mana: "I miss coaching - this is normal.
"My years have been intense and rewarding. There were also disappointments, but this is absolutely normal because you cannot always win.
"In this respect I can only be satisfied, but the desire to do my job is still there.
"The future? I'd love to coach in the Premier League. Chelsea? It would be nice, but also to lead a national team would not hurt."
Abramovich's patience with Ancelotti his manager is believed to be at breaking point, but speaking before Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford, Ancelotti dismissed talk that his job was at risk.
"I do not fear this game may decide my future," he said. "My future is already clear, because I have another 12 months on my contract, so I don’t have a problem about this game.
"It’s not important that I have to speak with Roman. When I have a contract, everything is OK with him.
"A lot of times, I played this kind of game with this pressure. But it’s not pressure, it’s excitement. To be involved in this game is fantastic for my job, for my career.
"So I’m not afraid. I’m not worried about this. I’m happy to be able to use my ability and skills, in a game like this, to bring out the best in my players."