Former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked by Napoli. He was sacked just hours after his side qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League. Arkadiusz Milik’s sensational first half hat trick against the Belgium side Genk proved enough for Napoli to beat them 4-0. This win not only helped Napoli finish runners-up in their group but also ended their nine matches long winless run.
Though the win didn’t proved enough for Carlo Ancelotti to save his job. The Italian maestro had previously refused to resign from his post which has been under scrutiny for a while now. His sacking was announced through twitter as it read, “Napoli has decided to revoke the role of technical manager of the first team from Mr Carlo Ancelotti,
“The relations of friendship, esteem and mutual respect between the company, its president Aurelio De Laurentiis and Carlo Ancelotti remain intact.”
However his dismissal hasn’t affected his stocks much. As their are multiple clubs now hovering over to appoint him. Including English clubs like Arsenal, Everton and others.
For now, Carlo Ancelotti looks favourite to join Arsenal as has been reported. He is already in advanced talks with the London side and has been reportedly offered a contract till 2021. Though no final decision has been made and with Everton also in constant contact with the Italian this can still swing any way. Carlo Ancelotti has managed Bayern Munich before too, but the German side isn’t showing much interest in him.
For Carlo Ancelotti, it’s another opportunity to prove that he isn’t finished at the top level just yet. For Everton, if they do sign him, it’s a fantastic opportunity to get their ambitious project up and running. As they will finally have a manager who has actually won trophies and has that CV to command respect from both the Players and from the Goodison faithfuls. But for Arsenal this would be yet another underwhelming signing. As Ancelotti might have an impressive CV, but he is no more counted amongst the best. An old manager who is past his best, we thought Arsenal didn’t want that anymore.