Carlo Ancelotti’s days at Real Madrid are believed to be numbered and Milan remain hopeful that they will be able to sign him, according to reports.
Silvio Berlusconi stated this week that he has found himself ‘at odds’ with coach Filippo Inzaghi on several occasions and it seems pretty much certain that Pippo won’t be around at Milan next season.
Milan have so far been linked with a few managers, most of them with a big name but it looks like the dream is clear and it has a name: Carlo Ancelotti.
As reported by Sky Italia and La Gazzetta dello Sport, Ancelotti is expected to face the sack at Real Madrid in the coming days with a phone call from Florentino Perez possibly coming this Sunday. Manchester City, Bayern Munich (and even Barcelona if Luis Enrique loses to Juventus) are all potential places Ancelotti could go according to Sky but Gianluca Di Marzio claims there is ‘cautious optimism’ in the red and black side of Milano that the former coach could return to the club.
If Ancelotti were to be sacked, he will evaluate his future with his family and coming back to a place where he won the Champions League four times (twice as a player and twice as a manager) could be an interesting solution for him, and a great challenge, considering the current state of Milan.
There are many problems of course, one of them being the cost of Ancelotti. Carletto is on a contract with Real Madrid until 2016 worth €7.5m per season plus bonuses, and so Gazzetta writes today that only if Ancelotti is fired and gets a severance package (€5-6m) then the move could be feasible. The pink paper believes Milan cannot spend more than €2.5m in wages for a coach.
Adriano Galliani’s relationship with Perez could play a part as it always does and Silvio Berlusconi’s dream of having an Italian team could get a boost by hiring arguably the best Italian coach today. In any case, there are also alternatives lined-up should the Rossoneri fail to tempt Ancelotti back.
Unai Emery of Sevilla has reportedly received an offer from Milan while Montella of Fiorentina, Italy boss Conte and also Empoli’s Maurizio Sarri all have their names written in Milan’s notebook.