Ancelotti: I will not change coaching methods

Carlo Ancelotti insists he will not alter his managerial methods in his next post, despite the criticism from his former FC Bayern Munich players.

Despite winning the Bundesliga title last season, Ancelotti was sacked by Bayern in September, due to both a poor run of results and a mood of disenchantment in the dressing room.

Several Bayern players have subsequently raised question marks about the former Chelsea manager – Robert Lewandowski blaming the Italian for a speight of injuries last week.

But Ancelotti said: “A lot has been said by the players, the Bayern President, the media. I don’t feel like going back over what happened.

“It was a disagreement over our working methodology. I built my working method over many years and I won’t change it.

“Players take part in 60 games per year and my method is based on quality rather than quantity. Rather than be on the field for an hour and a half doing slow running, I prefer to stay there for an hour and focus on quick runs, working with the ball and replicating match situations.

“Football is not about slow running. I have been in football for a long time, it’s not like when I was playing and you did more athletic work, because that is damaging for players if they are in 60 games per season.

“You have to adapt and make the most of the time at your disposal.”

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