Carlo Ancelotti is claimed to have moved into a London home as he seeks out his latest job, with Chelsea and Arsenal the most likely destinations.
The Italian boss has been out of work since getting sacked by Bayern Munich back in September, and has so far failed to sign with another employer.
Ancelotti is said to have turned down the chance to take up the Italian federation on the offer of the international manager’s vacancy, and has moved all his belongings to his London home as he continues to figure out his future.
Arsenal could well be his next destination, with Arsene Wenger known to be into the final years of his time with the club. The Frenchman will have a year remaining on his contract come the end of the season, but he and the club have already stated that talks will be held at the end of the campaign to ascertain whether he is to stay on into next term.
In my opinion much of the reasoning behind him signing a new deal at the Emirates Stadium last summer was down to the lack of satisfaction in finding his long-term successor, which for me is why terms were agreed so late, with nothing in place before the end of the previous campaign.
Of course a return to Chelsea is probably the most likely scenario, with Antonio Conte’s future up in the air at present, especially with the Italian’s family still residing in his home country. Conte is also linked with the Italian international role, having previously impressed in the same role, and with the Azzurri having failed to qualify for the World Cup next summer, the job could remain open until after the competition.
Would Ancelotti be the ideal replacement to take over from Wenger? Is he much more likely to be the Chelsea boss once again?