Lampard admits Ancelotti is still good enough to work anywhere despite Napoli sack
Chelsea boss believes Carlo Ancelotti still have the ability to coach any team in the universe after being sacked by Napoli adespite their 4-0 victory against Genk in the Champions League match on Teusday.
The Italian manager has been backed to make a return after parting ways with Napoli, He was dismissed three hours after his side’s secure their place in the Champions League knockout rounds.
His poor results in Seria A and some talks of discontent at Stadio San Paolo had mount pressure on the former Milan boss for a number of weeks.
The former Ancelotti player at Stamford Bridge, Frank Lampard suggested the 60-year old will not find it difficult finding another higher profile position, with links to the vacant posts at Everton and Arsenal which have already emerged.
“I have huge respect for him, I am very sorry for him,’ Chelsea boss after his side’s victory against the French club Lille.
“I know it was a tough job for him lately. I saw his interview before the game and I thought it was a very typical classy interview in what seemed a very tough time for him. He always handles himself brilliantly.
“I think he can work anywhere in the world at the top level, of course.”
The three times champions league winner, unfortunately never knew his name is already on the sack letter when he told reporters last night of his plans to meet with Aurelio de Laurentiis to decide what is best for the club.
“I will speak to president de Laurentiis tomorrow and we will make the best decision for Napoli.
“As far as I am concerned, with certain players coming back at the right conditions in place, this team can still target fourth place,” Ancelotti said.
Ancelottin has just spent 18 months in charge of the Seria A side, Napoli and leaves with the club sitting seventh in the league table.
The ex-Partenopei player Jorginho said; “I didn’t know about it, I am really sorry. I never met him but I heard a lot of good things about him from my former teammates.
“They told me he is a great man and manager. I am sorry for everything that is happening in Napoli. It’s a difficult moment for them.
“I hope that they will be back at the top as they were for years until this bad moment. I am really surprised. I was not expecting Napoli (to have) trouble and I am sorry, because I will always love Napoli.”
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Meanwhile, Gennaro Gattuso who was sacked by Ac Milan is likely to be named by Napoli as Ancelotti’s successor. According to reports.