Verratti backs Ancelotti to impress

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has taken time out to congratulate Carlo Ancelotti on his appointment as the manager of Bayern München.

The 23-year-old Italian has also stated that he would not be apposed to working under Ancelotti again.

"I've spoken to [Ancelotti] and I've congratulated him for his new adventure with Bayern," Verratti told Sky Sport Italia.

"I'd like to be able to play for him again one day, maybe in the national team — he would be a great coach for Italy.

"Every player has great memories of him. He's a special person who never just says things for no reason — he teaches you a lot about life. He has a big heart."

Verratti is adamant that he's happy playing for PSG and not seeking a move away from the club, but is not sure how long he will remain at the club.

"I don't think anything lasts a lifetime in football, but we are talking about a new contract," he added. "I am paying them back for the faith they have shown in me and I hope to win a lot more with this club."