Carlo Ancelotti has denied the speculation that he had signed a contract with a Chinese club and could leave Bayern Munich in January.
“I am supposed to be here to speak about serious things. This is a joke,” he said in a pre-match press conference.
“You have to ask Basler if he is so convinced. I think it is a joke. You know the problem is few people understand it’s a joke — a lot of people have taken it seriously.”
Previously, former Bayern Munich player Mario Basler Basler revealed the Italian coach would leave his position at Bayern as soon as the Chinese Super League begins in the new year.