Ray Wilkins: 'Carlo Ancelotti ideal for Manchester United job'

Wilkins: 'Ancelotti ideal for United job'
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Ex-Mancheter United player Ray Wilkins believes that his former Chelsea colleague Carlo Ancelotti would be the "ideal" man to replace David Moyes at Old Trafford.

Former Manchester United player Ray Wilkins believes that Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti would be the "ideal" man to replace David Moyes at Old Trafford.

After only 10 months in charge, Moyes was sacked on Tuesday, with Ryan Giggs named interim boss for the remainder of United's worst Premier League season.

However, the Welshman is not expected to get the vacancy on a permanent basis as the Red Devils board seek a man of experience, with outgoing Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal the current frontrunner.

Wilkins, who worked with Ancelotti during the Italian's Chelsea tenure, has advised the club that he spent five years with to swoop for the Madrid manager if they decide to axe him in the summer.

"I think Manchester United will go for an experienced manager. David Moyes was the right man last year after his time at Everton, but the name that jumps out at me is Carlo Ancelotti," he told Sky Sports News.

"The Copa del Rey is not enough for Real Madrid, so if he doesn't win La Liga or the Champions League, he may become available. He speaks English, knows the Premier League and I think he would be ideal."

Ancelotti won the Premier League and FA Cup double in his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge, but was sacked a year later and has since managed Paris Saint-Germain to the Ligue 1 title.

Manchester United's midfielder Ryan Giggs controls the ball during a friendly football match between AIK and Manchester United on August 6, 2013
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