But Ancelotti said: "I read in the Italian papers that I want to take Italian assistants but this is not true. When we take a decision, there will be an announcement.
"I want to speak with the club and, together, we will take a decision. But I'm sure it won't be an Italian.
"I have fantastic assistants in Paul Clements and Steve Holland. I think the staff are able to maintain the same job without Ray."