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Carlo Ancelotti Officially Turns Down Milan's Offer

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Say it ain't so! After a few days of silence, Carlo Ancelotti finally spoke about the job offer, turning it down and thanking Milan for the opportunity.

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We haven't heard any update about Ancelotti's situation for a while, but today, he finally broke the silence with this statement via his official Twitter account:

His choice was made in consideration of his recent health issues, so it's very likely he's going to take a year off to recover from his upcoming neck surgery. This means that Carlo Ancelotti will not be on Milan's bench next year. The "dynamic duo" of Adriano Galliani and Silvio Berlusconi have been forced back to the drawing board, and tmust roll up their sleeves and get back to the business of securing a new manager for the team.

Who's next on the list? Sinisa Mihajlovic, Vincenzo Montella, Unai Emery (whom Napoli have shown strong interest in recently) or even Antonio Conte (though he may have his hands full with gli Azzurri at the moment). Another option might be Christian Brocchi, currently coaching Milan's Primavera. He is, arguably, a last resort. Time will tell...