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:
Thanks to @acmilan for their support interest. It was hard to say no to such beloved club to me but I need some rest. I wish them the best— Carlo Ancelotti (@MrAncelotti) June 2, 2015
Ringrazio l' @acmilan per l'interesse. È difficile dire di no a un club a cui voglio tanto bene. Devo riposare. Vi auguro il meglio.— Carlo Ancelotti (@MrAncelotti) June 2, 2015
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...