El Clasico is over and the hot seat that Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez is seated is in fact boiling with pressure. Particularly since Real Madrid and Ancelotti decided to part ways at the end of the 2015 campaign. Even after achieving the ultimate goal the year before in 2014, winning “La Decima,” wasn’t enough for Carlo Ancelotti to keep his job at the Bernabeu. Pundits have heavily scrutinized the board at Real Madrid for dismissing Carlo to replace him with a coach who has barely achieved a fraction of what Ancelotti attained as a manager.
Carlo Ancelotti currently is the most underrated manager in Europe but now he is also in high demand. Ancelotti hinted early this week that he wouldn’t mind returning to the Santiago Bernabeu if Real Madrid boss Florentino Perez calls him on. Carlo has also made numerous hints of his dream to return to Italy to one of the two sides for which his career flourished. The Italian manager has hinted of a return to Italy to manage either AC Milan or AS Roma.
The main difference between Real Madrid, AC Milan and AS Roma is financial. Real Madrid has the best chance to attain Carlo’s services if the Italian manager is still intending to extend his prestigious career more. Carlo may also be potentially at that point in his career where he wants to return to his “home” and enjoy life. His success everywhere he went speaks for itself: winning the Champions League for AC Milan twice, the Scudetto for Milan once along with a Coppa Italia, the domestic double for Chelsea the FA Cup and Premier League titles, the French league champions, and of course a Champions League victory for Real Madrid accompanied by a Copa del Rey.
Ancelotti’s achievements speak for itself, but there has been a recent report of a new team that may attract the Italian manager to Bayern Munich. Manchester City‘s Manuel Pellegrini seems to be in the hot seat after losing to Juventus in the midweek and many rumors have circulated that “a deal has been already struck” for Pep Guardiola to succeed Pellegrini. Along to this rumor Ancelotti is sought to replace Guardiola at the helm of the Bavarian giants.
The decision is mainly on Carlo’s shoulders and his concept of where he wants to go with his career. Ancelotti’s year long sabbatical is due to end this upcoming summer and Carlo has made it apparent that he will decide where to go then.