The former Chelsea boss could be the next man in charge at Old Trafford.
After the sacking of David Moyes as Manchester United manager on Tuesday speculation of who is replacement will be is rife and Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti has emerged as one of the favourites, reports the Independent.
Moyes was axed just 10 months into a six-year contract at Old Trafford and now the search is on for who will succeed the Scot at the Premier League champions.
United player-coach Ryan Giggs has taken over as interim for the remaining four matches of the season, but whoever takes the reigns on a permanent basis will have a tough task on their hands.
It is perhaps something of a surprise that Ancelotti is among the front-runners for the Red Devils job considering he only took over at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu last summer.
However, the Italian’s relationship with club president Florentino Perez is strained and despite the fact Madrid are still on course to win the treble, the 54-year-old may choose to leave the club.
In fact although Los Blancos have won the Copa del Rey this season, if they fail in La Liga and the Champions League, Perez may choose to sack his head coach regardless.
Ancelotti has enjoyed his time in England previously, winning the double of league title and FA Cup with Chelsea in 2010 – although was sacked by Roman Abramovich 12 months later.
United are hoping that having a high profile manager like the former Blues boss in charge will help them sign world-class targets such as Toni Kroos and Marco Reus, despite not having top flight European football at the club next term.
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