Will Carlo Ancelotti accept to Manage Arsenal with his wonderful CV? – Matthew Upson
The Italian manager has a “ridiculous CV,” Upson admits, but definitely will be faced with “different challenge” if he accept Arsenal job
The sudden dismissal of Ancelotti at Stadio San Paolo has giving him more chances to make a potential return to the EPL thereby creating more chances for him to succeed Emery at the Emirates stadium as the permanent manager.
Also, Everton are still looking for Marco Silva replacement and are keen on a coach who brought a Premier League and FA Cup double to Stamford Bridge when serving as their head coach
Ex-Arsenal defender Upson can appreciate why the Italian tactician is in demand, but he still doubting whether an outstanding coach, who is supposed to be managing a stable and successful clubs would accept to work on rebuilding projects with Gunners and Toffees.
“When you rattle out the list of names from Juventus, AC Milan and Chelsea and Real Madrid and you can go on and on.
“The Champions League he has won, the League titles won across three, four different Leagues- his CV is ridiculous.
“But when he comes into those clubs, they are never normally suffering too much.
“He has taken over from a relatively positive reign and the team is in quite good health, shall we say, and think this (managing Everton or Arsenal) would be very much a different challenge.” Upson told Sky Sports
“Only he can answer that question. But he hasn’t really looked to take on that challenge before.
“Now whether or not that’s because he hasn’t had to is a different matter. Maybe the timings of things has been perfect, he always waited and said ‘all right, that one’.
“It is meticulous the way he is gone about the clubs and the success he has had from one to the other, the condition he has taken them over in and the condition he has left them in.
“It has been such a polished career so far – is he going to change if for a different challenge? Perhaps he wants that.
“Perhaps his touch will get the best out of the current group of players.” He added.
Meanwhile, the Gunners under Freddie Ljungberg reign as the interim coach has recorded just one victory against Westham in the Premier League but the Gunners hopes he will make it back-to-back victories when facing Standard Liege on Thursday in the Europa League.