Speaking with Sky Italia, Ancelotti revealed how he saw his first - and only - live Inter match as a boy.
"As a child I was an Inter fan and my idol was Sandro Mazzola," revealed the man who spent most of his career at Milan as both player and Coach.
"My cousin who lived there got me a complete Inter kit. From that day forth I was a Nerazzurri supporter.
"Of course it's impossible for me to say 'Forza Inter' now, but I even cried for Inter and I can say that because back then the only way to see them play near me was when they came to Mantova.
"Unfortunately we couldn't get tickets, but I rather sneakily stood outside the gate crying for 45 minutes. In the end, the steward took pity and let me in for the second half. I remember that Inter scored five goals in that half and won 6-1. It was the only time I ever saw them play live."