Chelsea & Arsenal
How many London-based Premier League clubs will be looking for a new manager this summer?
We already know that Arsenal will have a new manager for the first time in 220years next season.
Will there also be a new gaffer at Chelsea? That’s likely as Antonio Conte has long been tipped for a summer exit.
Looking further afield, there are no doubts about Mauricio Pochettino’s long term tenure at Tottenham.
While West Ham still need to agree a long term deal with David Moyes if they plan to keep the Scot on.
Carlo Ancelotti’s new job
One of the frontrunners for a return to Premier League management this summer is Carlo Ancelotti.
Ancelotti, who has previously worked at Chelsea, has been linked with the Arsenal vacancy.
Yet, according to Italian daily Corriere dello Sport on Tuesday, Carlo Ancelotti is on the verge of being confirmed as the new coach of the Italian national team.
Italy are in search of a new coach after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
— Giovanni Capuano (@capuanogio) April 24, 2018
It’s worth noting that Antonio Conte had also been linked with the Azzurri job.
Conte has also been linked to PSG, yet they seem to have appointed Thomas Tuchel instead.
Where could Conte now go if indeed he does leave Stamford Bridge in the summer?
Is Ancelotti right for Arsenal?
This week, German football expert Rafa Honigstein has been arguing against Arsenal appointing Ancelotti.
Ancelotti’s last job was at Bayern Munich. Having won the German title last season, the Italian was sacked early this season after Bayern failed to perform under his stewardship.
Honigstein has made the following argument on the BBC’s European Football Show against Ancelotti being the right man for the Gunners:
Ancelotti wouldn’t fit what Arsenal need right now, which is someone who shakes these players and says, ‘No longer fourth place or fifth place, let’s really go for it.’
Arsenal need to get rid of that apathy, get rid of that air of complacency that has been surrounding the club for so long. Ancelotti would just perpetuate it – at Bayern he had a fitness coach who smoked.