Reports in Italy linking Carlo Ancelotti with the Arsenal job following his sacking by Napoli.
It is always going to happen when any high profile manager loses his job. They will immediately be linked with the vacant Arsenal manager position and that is exactly what has happened with Carlo Ancelotti.
SkySports is reporting that the former Chelsea boss is now wanted by both Everton and Arsenal. Though we need to break that down a little.
The sacking of Ancelotti was always on the cards despite him guiding Napoli to the next phase of the Champions League. The main reason for his firing was going winless with Napoli for nine games solid, something Arsenal fans know all about.
Ancelotti is regarded as an elite manager, he has won the Champions League three times, Serie A, Premier League, Bundesliga and Ligue 1.
However, some will point to his failure with Napoli and inability to man manage the Blues players as a reason to be concerned. But strangely enough, in Serie A he has generally struggled, his win record at Juventus was 55.26% at AC Milan it was slightly better at 56.26% and at Napoli, it was 52.05%.
Now, compare that to a winning record of 61.47% at Chelsea, 63.64% with Paris St Germain, 70.00% with Bayern Munich and 74.79% at Real Madrid. Seems he does far better outside of Italy for some reason, domestically that is.
Personally, I would welcome Ancelotti to the Emirates, he is world-class and I do not feel that his reputation is damaged by what happened at Napoli.