Carlo Ancelotti odds for his future after Bayern Munich sacking
What do Carlo Ancelotti odds tell us about his future following his acrimonious departure from Bayern Munich?
German champions Bayern Munich sacking Ancelotti still has plenty of football fans scratching their heads.
The Italian coach leaves the Allianz Arena with an incredible win percentage of 70 from 60 games in charge.
Only at Real Madrid has 58-year-old Ancelotti done a statistically better job than Munich.
A manager of his stature – a three-time Champions League winner and titles in four of European football’s top countries – surely won’t be out of work for long, though.
Despite reports in Italy saying he will take a break until next season, we look at what the future may hold and quote available Ancelotti odds…
Arsenal attractive but will he wait for Wenger?
Long-serving Gunners gaffer Arsene Wenger has just celebrated his 21st anniversary of taking over Arsenal.
Although initially hugely successful, the trophies dried up when Wenger lost his Invincibles vintage.
Since moving to the Emirates from Highbury, Arsenal’s success has been solely confined to the FA Cup.
Wenger is under contract with the Gunners until 2019 and failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in his tenure when finishing fifth in the Premier League last term.
The betting on his eventual successor contains Ancelotti odds of 5/1 with BetVictor for the Italian to be next Arsenal manager.
Only two coaches are presently fancied more for the unenviable task of taking over; Diego Simeone and Thomas Tuchel.
Simeone has just taken Atletico Madrid into their new stadium and recently signed a contract extension.
Tuchel, meanwhile, is a clear contender to succeed Ancelotti as next Bayern boss after leaving Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season.
Where Ancelotti would wait the best part of two years to follow Wenger is unlikely, but a Premier League return is something that is reportedly appealing to the ex-Chelsea manager.
Milan return may appeal
Ancelotti has coached two of the three clubs he played for; Parma and most famously AC Milan.
During seven-and-a-half years with the Rossoneri (2001-09), he won everything an Italian top-flight team can.
Blessed with an incredible squad containing modern era Serie A and Azzurri greats, Ancelotti is beloved by the red half of the San Siro.
Current Milan manager Vincenzo Montella is under mounting pressure after the club’s Asian investors pumped huge revenue into player recruitment this summer.
Results, although initially promising, have taken a downturn with just one clean sheet in eight and successive league losses.
This is far from ideal prep for a Milan derby with stadium sharers Inter, who are in-form and unbeaten.
If Montella is axed, then both Ancelotti and fans may get sentimental about a possible return.
Bringing him back to Milan would be a PR masterstroke for the owners, who have already shown willingness to back their investment with funds.
If anyone can restore the Rossoneri to former glories, it is Ancelotti.
Everton interest could materialise
Tabloid reports claim Ronald Koeman is far from secure in the Goodison Park dugout after Everton’s big summer spending and struggles.
The Toffees’ Dutch manager has received the dreaded vote of confidence from majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri.
There is no escaping that Everton are two points and places above the Premier League relegation zone going into the October international break.
Under Koeman, the Merseysiders have won just two of their last 10 in all competitions, so how much longer will this slide be allowed to continue?
The Toffees may turn to a coach famed for man management, and Ancelotti fits that bill.
Previous Premier League experience, including a FA Cup-winning double in 2009/10, is also on his CV.
Ancelotti odds of 8/1 with BetVictor make him favourite to succeed Koeman if Everton opt for a change of coach.
Is now the time to enter international management next?
As a World Cup cycle ends in July, that often proves a watershed for players and managers alike.
Current Italy national coach Gian Piero Ventura is under contract with the FIGC until 2020, but turns 70 in January.
Will he have the drive to see his deal out? As Ancelotti is available, could he lead the Azzurri for the next campaign which culminates at Euro 2020 instead?
After all he has achieved in club coaching, a crack at international management should surely appeal to Ancelotti at some stage.
Whether he would take jobs with other countries as compatriot Fabio Capello and Gianni De Biasi did is unknown.
As Ancelotti has extensively coached abroad, though, it’s possible.
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