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Carlo Ancelotti welcomes links to Arsenal managerial job

Carlo Ancelotti welcomes Arsenal links
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Former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti suggests that he would welcome an approach from Arsenal over the soon-to-be-vacant managerial job.

Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that he is "pleased" with rumours that he is in the running to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal's next manager.

The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and AC Milan boss has been touted as an ideal candidate to take over from Wenger, who is to leave the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season.

Ancelotti boasts plenty of experience from managing across the continent, becoming the only manager to have won the Champions League three times and reached four finals, and he is currently awaiting a new challenge after being sacked by Bayern Munich last year.

Asked about the prospect of managing Arsenal, the Italian hinted that he would welcome any approach from the Gunners' hierarchy.

"[Wenger] decided to leave and it was a great gesture of solidity," he is quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard. "He made history, and he has to be recognised for that.

"The Gunners know their own future, if their plans involve me then I'm pleased from a professional point of view, but at the moment there's nothing else.

"My future depends on the chances and projects presented to me, it's not only up to me. Right now, though, I'm focused on helping UEFA with this wonderful event for those in need."

Ancelotti won a Premier League and FA Cup double with Chelsea during the 2009-10 season.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

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