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David Beckham backs Carlo Ancelotti to return after he is sacked by Bayern

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Carlo Ancelotti has been receiving public support following his  departure from Bayern Munich this week.

Ancelotti, who was appointed as Pep Guardiola's successor last year, suffered Bayern's worst Champions League group stage defeat in 21 years thanks to Wednesday's 3-0 loss at Paris Saint-Germain, Ancelotti's former club.

The Italian also oversaw a mightily disappointing 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena last week, with the Bavarians throwing away a two-goal lead to fall further behind Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table.

However, some have viewed the sacking as a harsh one, as the season isn't even into October yet, and Bayern have won seven of their ten games thus far.

As is the case in modern football, rumours began to spread that at least five of the club's first-team squad had turned against Ancelotti, meaning it was a matter of when, and not if, his contract would be terminated.

Beckham worked under the Italian during his swansong at PSG, where he retired in 2013, before Ancelotti moved on to Real Madrid where he won his third Champions League crown.

And the Englishman believes that he will land on his feet following the disappointment of losing his job.

"I love Carlo," he said. "Carlo is one of the best for me.

"He's one of the most incredible managers and people and one of the most successful managers in football.

"He'll be okay."

Bayern have supposedly already begun their search for the former AC Milan boss' replacement, with ex-Dortmund man Thomas Tuchel being heavily linked.

Another name being suggested for the role is that of Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann.

At just 30 years of age, Nagelsmann is comfortably the youngest first team coach in Europe's top five leagues, and he steered Hoffenheim to Champions League qualification last term, only to be knocked out by Liverpool.

Nagelsmann's side actually beat Bayern for the second consecutive home game this season, thanks to a 1-0 win.

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