Arsenal are already searching for their next great manager, and Carlo Ancelotti is flattered by reports linking him with the club.
When Carlo Ancelotti left Bayern Munich, the legendary former Chelsea and Real Madrid man said he would look for the right project before re-entering management, and now the 58 year-old has refused to rule out moving to the Emirates.
“The Gunners know their own future, if their plans involve me then I’m pleased from a professional point of view, but at the moment there’s nothing else,” Ancelotti said.
“My future depends on the chances and projects presented to me, it’s not only up to me.”
Arsenal are of course on the hunt for a new manager after Arsene Wenger announced he would leave the club at the end of the season, so could Ancelotti get the Gunners back on top?
A lot of the talk around replacing Arsene Wenger has focused around building a new era, a new style, and a new revolution, but maybe a short-term fix is the best solution right now.
The one overriding factor about Ancelotti is that he is a winner. Similarly to Jose Mourinho, it’s not always pretty, but the man just knows how to bring trophies to top clubs.
While Arsenal have of course enjoyed some cup success in recent seasons, their fans are desperate for bigger and better things.
Ancelotti is the only manager to win three Champions League titles and reach four finals, so a club that until this season has always competed in Europe’s best competition but has never won it could be the perfect “project” for him.
The Italian does like to spend lots of money, so his arrival would have to mean a change in style from top to bottom for the Gunners, but he could be the proven winner needed to put the club back amongst the elite.
If the perfect man to revolutionise the club is not available, it would be foolish for the Gunners to jump into bed with a long-term contract, so why not go for Ancelotti and focus on the here and now?
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