Arsenal are said to have plans to replace Arsene Wenger with Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti next summer, but they’re about to be scuppered by the Italian’s current club.
That’s at least if recent rumours are to be believed, which claim that Los Blancos want to reward the fine patch of form their side is going through by offering Ancelotti a new deal to stay at the club.
The 55-year-old’s current deal expires in 2016 but Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has claimed that Madrid want to tie him down until at least 2017 or 2018.
The often controversial broadcaster has revealed his belief that Florentino Perez and the powers that be at Real would have sacked Ancelotti if his side has not won the Champions League last term.
A last minute Sergio Ramos header forced the final to go past the normal period and intro extra-time where goals from Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo saw Los Blancos cruise to a 4-1 win over their closest rivals.
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This season though Ancelotti has relied on little such luck, and though his side suffered disappointing early defeats to the likes of Real Sociedad and Atletico in the league they have rallied well, and now sit with eleven consecutive wins under their belts in all competitions.
As such Real chiefs are suitably impressed with their manager's handling of club affairs, with new signings Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez looking to be two astute purchases.
If he is indeed handed a contract then it could scupper Arsenal’s hopes from replacing Wenger with their first-choice candidate, although that might not be too much of an issue if Jurgen Klopp should become available.The German’s Borussia Dortmund side have been woeful in the Bundesliga so far this term, and it’s been speculated he could move on at the end of the season.
At the moment Dortmund are having a miserable time of things in the Bundesliga, and their most recent loss to Bayern Munich has all but ended any hopes fans had of overthrowing Pep Guardiola's dominant side following their limp attempt at reclaiming the title last season.