Ancelotti to leave Madrid for White Hart Lane.
Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti has emerged as a surprise candidate to succeed Tim Sherwood as Tottenham Hotspur manager in the summer, according to the Daily Mail.
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Ancelotti only took charge at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu last summer and yet with Los Blancos off the pace in La Liga, it’s thought only Champions League triumph will save the Italian from the sack.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is keeping a close eye on things in the Spanish capital, as it became utterly apparent during the 4-0 Premier League defeat to Liverpool at the weekend that Sherwood is not up to the task at White Hart Lane.
It was thought that Dutch duo Frank de Boer and Louis van Gaal were the favourites to take over at Tottenham in the summer, but Levy has grown annoyed at the pair for their public outbursts about being approached for the job before the current manager was hired.
This has meant both the favourites have been ruled out of the running and as bizarre as it might seem, Ancelotti is a likely candidate.
The 54-year-old knows English football well having spent two years in charge of Chelsea between 2009 and 2011, winning the double of league title and FA Cup in that first season.
Many though Ancelotti was unfairly sacked the following year despite finishing second in the English top tier and a string of unsuccessful or unpopular appointments followed before Jose Mourinho was reinstated in 2013.
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