Manchester City target former Chelsea manager as Guardiola alternative

Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, now in charge of Real Madrid, is a candidate to replace Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, according to reports from the Mirror.

Ancelotti is now the Citizens’ top managerial target after Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola ruled himself out of a potential move.

The ex-Barcelona gaffer recently insisted he wants to stay at the Allianz Arena, and will at least honour his contract until the summer of 2016.

Pressure has been recently mounting on Pellegrini, as City face a tough task overturning Barcelona in the Champions League knock-out stages while also falling behind Chelsea in the race for the Premier League title.

So the English champions have turned to Ancelotti, who guided Real to European glory last season and is seen as the man that can take City to the next step in the Champions League.

The former AC Milan boss is also under a bit of pressure, and could get the sack if his ‘Galacticos’ fail to win La Liga or retain their European cup this season.


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