Arsenal considering Italian tactician as Freddie Ljungberg replacement
Gunners are planning to hold negotiations with Carlo Ancelotti after the Italian manager was sacked by Napoli, according to reports. Carlo guided Napoli to a 4-0 win over Genk in the UCL in his final match in charge on Tuesday evening, but that was the Italian club’s first victory in 10 games.
Gennaro Gattuso is set to take over from Ancelotti at Napoli. And Gunners are ‘eager’ to speak with the ex-Chelsea boss about the prospect of becoming their new coach. The report claims that the London club have already spoken to Valencia boss Marcelino, Vitor Pereira, the ex-Porto manager, and Bordeaux coach Paulo Sousa.
But those three candidates are ready to miss out on Gunners final shortlist. Carlo, meanwhile, won the Premier League and the FA Cup during his two campaigns at Stamford Bridge and provides Gunners with an experienced option who is available to start straight away.
Massimiliano Allegri, who is also on Gunners shortlist, has already declared that he won’t take another job until after the campaign has ended. Two former Gunners captains Patrick Vieira and Mikel Arteta are both on London club’s list of candidates.
Arsenal are also interested in former Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino. Carlo Ancelotti’s achievements as both a footballer and coach are phenomenal.
There’s no doubting that the Italian is the most experienced coach that’s currently unattached, that’s extremely high praise considering that Mauricio Pochettino and Max Allegri are also out of work. Carlo has managed Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in his illustrious career.