Franck Ribery welcomes Carlo Ancelotti to Bayern Munich
Franck Ribery has welcomed the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as the successor to Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich, and confirmed the former Chelsea boss tried to bring him to Stamford Bridge in 2009.
“We’ve already met without talking too much,” Ribery told Bild. “But I’ve heard often that he has a good relation with his players. It’s exactly the type of coach who suits me.
Ribery was the subject of a bid from Chelsea in 2009, then coached by Ancelotti, with the former France international admitting he was flattered by the interest.
“That shows he rates me as a player, it’s great,” said Ribery.
The Frenchman said his recurring injury problems had made things difficult under Guardiola, but stressed there was no trouble between them.
“My thigh is fine. I can run again without pain. I’m not at 100 per cent but everything will return to normal as and when,” he said.