Legendary Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti’s availability post his sacking by Bayern Munich will be alerting many clubs, and it could be likely that he lands up a job in one of Europe’s elite by next summer.
The former AC Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid gaffer lost his job at Bayern after going into his second season at the German club, despite having guided Bayern to the Bundesliga honour and the quarter-final of the Champions League last term. The Bavarian outfit has been desperate to land the European title, which has eluded them since 2013.
After Bayern’s humiliating 0-3 loss against Paris Saint-Germain in the group stage, the club hierarchy decided to let go of Ancelotti, stating that their expectations in the early half of the season haven’t been met. And now, if reports are to be believed, the decorated manager is eyeing a move to the Premier League.
According to Mediaset Premium, the Italian wants the job at Arsenal if they plan to let go of Arsene Wenger. The Gunners are unlikely to do any such thing before the season ends, but if their performances end sourly, they might be tempted to rope in Ancelotti. Wenger signed a new two-year contract extension at end of last term, and a lot depends on how things shape up.
Meanwhile, Serie A giants AC Milan are already planning to lure their previous manager to the San Siro, where he went on to win two Champions League titles. The Italian giants invested hugely this summer, and feel Ancelotti would do justice with the squad, as their ongoing league campaign has gone off to a stuttering start.
However, reports state the celebrated manager is likely to turn down any offer from the Rossoneri, or even the host of Chinese clubs that have been monitoring his situation, as he would rather wait for a job at Arsenal. But this outcome certainly depends on a lot of things coming in place together.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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