Carlo Ancelotti set to be offered Italy job: Reports
Former Bayern Munich and AC Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti could be offered a two-year deal of coaching the Italian national team, as per reports. The Italian, who was sacked by Bayern in September 2017, is also a target of Premier League club Arsenal. Ancelotti is believed to have met with Italian Federation officials in a hotel in Rome on Monday.
The 58-year-old is said to have been offered a two-year deal. In terms of money, this deal is way less lucrative than what he was being paid at Bayern. His task will be to get Italy back to where it belongs especially after their 2018 World Cup set-back. Italy do not have a manager since November after Gian Piero Ventura was let go off.
If Ancelotti does get the job by Italian Football Federation, then he could be given a free hand in selecting his staff. Federation sub-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta was earlier appointed as the man to select the new coach. He had set May 20 as the deadline for the same. Ancelotti could get the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Gianluigi Buffon and Paolo Maldini as important assistants.
Carlo Ancelotti has managed some of the biggest clubs in European football that include the likes of Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. He won eight titles with Milan including the Champions League on two occasions. At Real, he won another Champions League title. He won the leagues for PSG, Chelsea and Bayern. He has 20 trophies as manager.