Carlo Ancelotti could make an astonishing return to Stamford Bridge, as Chelsea plan to provide an exit for Antonio Conte, according to reports.
Conte was designated last year as the gaffer to revamp the Blues following a mortifying record of the previous season. The Italian operated well on the disheartened squad, and went as far as claiming the Premier League title for Chelsea in his first season.
However, the influential manager has put up a rather disappointing performance in this year’s campaign, as Chelsea are already nine points away from the top. Despite being aware that the situation is primarily caused by lack of resources following the underwhelming performance in the transfer window, the club’s higher-ups are thinking about parting ways with Conte without waiting to see out the rest of his contract.
According to SunSport, the Londoners already have a better candidate in mind, which is none other than the ex-Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti. The 58-year-old could make a startling return to his formerly managed Premier League club, as the current gaffer’s future remains dubious.
Ancelotti was recently sacked by Bayern Munich following some below par performances his team put up this year, notwithstanding the Bundesliga title he won them last season. Nevertheless, he is keen to fabricate a return to the Londoners, since he holds no animosity towards Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovich, who had fired him back in 2011.
Further, reports claim that the ex-Bayern tactician is likely to repudiate interest from Merseyside outfit Everton and the Chinese Super League, and wait patiently for his chance to reign the Blues once again.
Nonetheless, Conte, being ingenious when it comes to coping up with ill spells, is sure to try his best to defend the hard-earned title. The Italian could be provided with an opportunity to see out the rest of his contract if he is to prove his worth in the upcoming fixtures.
The former Juve boss is also expected to perform well in the upcoming winter transfer season, on grounds that the advent of Champions League games has proved it difficult to cope up with the current resources.
Written by Hritwik NE
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