City choose Ancelotti to replace Pellegrini

City choose Ancelotti to replace Pellegrini

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Manchester City want ex-Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti to become their manager should they choose to dispense with Manuel Pellegrini, according to reports in the English press.

The Daily Star is this morning reporting that last season’s Premiership runners-up have singled out Ancelotti to take over as they have been unable to convince Pep Guardiola to commit to the job. Guardiola is due to leave Bayern Munich at the end of this season and has so far given no indication as to whether he will sign a new contract at the Allianz Arena or where he will go should he not.

Ancelotti, on the other hand, who is currently taking a one season break from the game after being sacked by Real Madrid in the summer, is interested and Man City have chosen to complete the deal rather than continue a probably pointless pursuit of Guardiola.

The Italian, 56, won the Premiership and Fa Cup in his first season at Chelsea, the only League and Cup ‘Double’ in Chelsea’s history, but left after a poor second season in which the Blues won nothing. He has win the Champions League three times, most recently in 2014 with Real Madrid having replaced Jose Mourinho at the Santiago Bernabeu.