The Italian media report that Carlo Ancelotti is looking towards Arsenal following his most recent Bayern Munich dismissal.
Trophy-laden tactician was sacked by Bundesliga champions after a series of poor results at Bayern Munich with the tipping point coming at the 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League group stage last week.
Bayern Munich decided to part ways with Ancelotti despite the Italian leading the Bavarians to the Bundesliga title last year. A string of below-par performances and a reported disagreement with some of the players at the club led to his sacking.
Ancelotti will remain a free agent for the rest of the year and would break his sabbatical only if Arsenal come calling, Mediaset Premium reported.
The 58-year-old has been linked with a return to Italy straight after his Bayern Munich departure, with media claiming he could either take over from Vincenzo Montella at AC Milan or from Giampiero Ventura at the helm of the national team.
The Coach does not intend to return to Italy until 2020 the earliest, however, as he is holding out for Arsenal.
Ancelotti already worked in London where he led Chelsea to the Premier League title. The delights of the English capital are alluring the Italian tactician, together with a possibility to help Gunners rediscover their ruthless edge which became a bit blunt under Arsene Wenger lately.
Arsene Wenger only signed a two-year deal with Arsenal at the end of the season, but admitted he hesitated before committing to a new contract due to intense pressure from Arsenal supporters.
The Gunners missed out on the Champions League football for the first time in last two decades and although the situation is slightly improving for the Premier league giants, perhaps the supporters could once again pressure the Frenchman into stepping aside to let Ancelotti – the established trophy winner and Champions League connoisseur – take over.
If only he would…