Although everyone seems 90% sure that Mikel Arteta is set to be the new Arsenal manager, the negotiations are far from being completed just yet, and it seems that the Gunners have made sure that that they are not putting all their eggs in one basket and have prepared a Plan B in case something goes wrong.
It is being reported in Italy that Napoli have been trying to employ Carlo Ancelotti to manage them next season, but the extremely experienced manager Carlo Ancelotti has told them that he already has a pre-contract agreed with Arsenal and is waiting to see how the other contenders get on with their interviews before looking at other options. This is what the report in CalcioMercato said….
According to Raffaele Auriemma on Tuttosport, De Laurentiis contacted Ancelotti 15 days ago and. However, this remains a tough dream to realize for Napoli, although their president won’t stop trying until the opportunity is fully gone.
De Laurentiis became aware of the complicity of the deal during the last phone call with the manager, who made it clear of his position. Ancelotti has a pre-contract with Arsenal and is only waiting for Arsenal to snub all the other alternatives
If this report is anything to go by, then it shows that Gazidis and Co and showing due diligence by having alternatives in place in case their main targets do not decide to accept the offers from the Arsenal Board.
I bet this news will have lots of Arsenal fans hoping that Arteta turns us down! I wouldn’t mind the legendary Italian being in charge next season. Would you?