According to ESPN, Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti could return to England in search for a new challenge if he exits the Allianz Arena this season, and the Arsenal job is believed to be one he could end up pursuing.
Ancelotti won the German Bundesliga title and DFL Supercup in his first season in Germany, but there’s reports of discontentment behind the scenes after their early Champions League exit and failure to reach the German Cup final.
Arsene Wenger has stated the new season under pressure among Arsenal supporters following their poor start in the Premier League, and defeat to Chelsea on Sunday could almost make his position untenable.
After Pep Guardiola managed Bayern and had them as one of the best sides in Europe, there’s a feeling that things have gone backwards under Ancelotti. And their recent defeat to Hoffenheim has piled a lot of pressure on the Italian’s shoulders.
The 58-year-old has two years left on his contract with Bayern, although the club are believed to have an early termination clause that would allow them to part company with the manager at any time.
And if Ancelotti finds himself out of work this season, the Premier League could be his next destination. He won the league title, FA Cup and Community Shield in his stint in London with Chelsea, although it’s unlikely he would be welcomed back to the capital if he joined Arsenal.
The Gunners have Europa League issues to worry about for now, however, with Arsenal 2/5 to win against FC Koln this week, before facing Chelsea on Sunday.