According to the Daily Mirror, the Arsenal hierarchy favour a younger replacement than Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti, if veteran boss Arsene Wenger leaves the Emirates this summer.
Wenger will have one year of his two-year contract left to run in the summer. However, there has been speculation that Wenger may leave the club, as the Gunners are currently struggling to qualify for the Champions League and are now odds of 12/1 to claim a top-four spot.
The situation was exactly the same last summer after the team from north London finished fifth, so Wenger may not be going anywhere just yet.
Ancelotti is a top class boss
At 58 years of age, Carlo Ancelotti has won everything there is to win in club football, including the Champions League on three occasions, twice with AC Milan and once with Real Madrid.
He is also serial winning of league titles, having won the English, Italian, German and French top-flight titles. The man is a real winner and is regarded as a legend in managerial circles.
The north London could not find another boss with Ancelotti’s experience or managerial acumen.
Ancelotti favours a move to London
Ancelotti favours a move to the Premier League over a return to big-spending French outfit PSG. It is believed that he would prefer his next job to be in London, as he has moved back to the English capital during his sabbatical from football.
A return to Chelsea is a big possibility, as the future of another former Juventus boss Antonio Conte is in doubt in south west London. However, Ancelotti is reportedly also interested in taking the Arsenal job. It would seem like an ideal solution for both parties, as he wants a return to management in London and Arsenal may need a new boss.
Wenger unlikely to be replaced
The number of times that Arsene Wenger has been linked with the Arsenal exit door we should have learnt by now that he is an immovable object in north London. I am not sure who this younger boss is that Arsenal would prefer over Ancelotti.
However, I think it is theoretical anyway. I can see history repeating itself at Arsenal next season. Wenger will stubbornly stay at the club and the team will likely have the same problems next season. The team has declined under the Frenchman in recent years and it will continue to do so, as the Gunners really do need to improve in the near future or they could even further behind the top-four next season.
Would Carlo Ancelotti be a good summer replacement for Arsene Wenger?