Arsenal plan talks with Carlo Ancelotti after Napoli sacking

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epa08029620 Napoli head coach Carlo Ancelotti before the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Liverpool and SSC Napoli in Liverpool, Britain, 27 November 2019. EPA/PETER POWELL
Arsenal are keen to speak with Carlo Ancelotti (EPA)

Arsenal are planning to hold talks with Carlo Ancelotti after the Italian was sacked by Napoli, according to reports.

Ancelotti guided Napoli to a 4-0 win over Genk in the Champions League in his final game in charge on Tuesday evening but that was the Italian club’s first victory in 10 games.

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Arsenal plan talks with Carlo Ancelotti after Napoli sacking

About Ancelotti
Carlo Ancelotti OSI (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkarlo antʃeˈlɔtti]; born 10 June 1959) is an Italian former professional footballer and current manager, last in charge of Napoli.
Ancelotti is one of only three managers to have won the UEFA Champions League three times (twice with Milan and once with Real Madrid), and one of only two to have managed teams in four finals. He has won the FIFA Club World Cup twice, managing Milan and Real Madrid. Ancelotti is also one of seven people to have won the European Cup or Champions League as both a player and a manager. He is regarded as one of the best and most successful managers of all time.Nicknamed Carletto, Ancelotti played as a midfielder and began his career with Italian club Parma, helping the club to Serie B promotion in 1979. He moved to Roma the following season, where he won a Serie A title and four Coppa Italia titles, and also played for the late 1980s Milan team, with which he won two league titles and two European Cups, among other titles. At international level he played for the Italian national team on 26 occasions, scoring once, and appeared in two FIFA World Cups, finishing in third-place in the 1990 edition of the tournament, as well as UEFA Euro 1988, where he helped his nation to reach the semi-finals.
As a manager, he has worked for Reggiana, Parma, Juventus, Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Napoli, and has won domestic titles in Italy, England, France, Spain, and Germany.

Gennaro Gattuso is set to take over from Ancelotti at Napoli.

And according to The Sun, Arsenal are ‘eager’ to speak with the former Chelsea manager about the prospect of becoming their new manager.

Arsenal plan talks with Carlo Ancelotti after Napoli sacking

The report claims that Arsenal have already spoken to Valencia manager Marcelino, Vitor Pereira, the former Porto boss, and Bordeaux head coach Paulo Sousa.

Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by Napoli on Tuesday evening
Ancelotti was sacked by Napoli on Tuesday evening (AFP via Getty Images)

But those three candidates are set to miss out on Arsenal’s final shortlist.

Ancelotti, meanwhile, won the Premier League and the FA Cup during his two seasons at Chelsea and provides Arsenal with an experienced option who is available to start straight away.

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Massimiliano Allegri, who is also on Arsenal’s shortlist, has already declared that he won’t take another job until after the season has ended.

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Two former Arsenal captains Patrick Vieira and Mikel Arteta are both on Arsenal’s list of candidates.

The Gunners are also interested in former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.

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