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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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2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
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16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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