In the anticipation of Carlo Ancelotti’s run at Bayern Munich coming to an end, there are thoughts among football fans as to where he would go next? The 58-year-old has a lot of living in the footballing world to go and has worked among the best of the best. One club that could suit the Italian would be England’s very own Arsenal.
Ancelotti has been to England and done that before, winning an FA Cup, Premier League and Community Shield with Chelsea in his spell from 2009 to 2011, before his controversial sacking by the Pensioners. He knows the English and European game well and has strong links on these shores, such as Swansea manager and friend Paul Clement. So the three time UEFA Champions League champion would be no stranger and would do a good job for a decent team in England.
From Arsenal’s point of view, Ancelotti would be a good man to replace the club legend that is Arsène Wenger, who looks to be nearing the end of his reign at the Emirates. Arsenal are in need of a push and Ancelotti has shown that he is capable of that. When he first arrived in London, Chelsea hadn’t been league champions for four seasons, and he brought back the trophy to Stamford Bridge, along with others. In addition, personally, he got the best out of his players such as Drogba, helping him win the 2009-10 Golden Boot and to his best season tally that campaign on 37 goals. Arsenal could use that sort of touch on striker Alexandre Lacazette to push for a title. Ancelotti also helped build the Chelsea team that would eventually lift the Champions League trophy in 2012, making crucial signings such as Ramires, Torres and David Luiz.
Of course, Arsenal haven’t been league champions since 2004, so this would be a much larger project, but certainly one that the Italian wouldn’t back down from. He has a lot to give, and it’s clear that the Gunners would benefit from his management. Will it happen? Would it be good for him and the club? Leave your thoughts in the comments below