Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is set for a sensational return to the London club to replace incumbent manager and fellow Italian Antonio Conte ahead of next season, according to reports in Italy which qouted sources in Britain.
Italian football site football-italia.net, quoting Scottish newspaper the Daily Record, is reporting that Ancelotti will return to Stamford Bridge.
The Italian has been out of work since being sacked by Bayern Munich, and had been linked with the Italy job but he ruled himself out of the role, stating his preference for club football.
Ian McGarry, speaking on the ‘Transfer Window Podcast’, is quoted as stating that Ancelotti will move back to London in February, having agreed to take the job for next season.
It’s even speculated that it is possible for him to take over mid-season if the Blues’ form takes a nosedive, but it’s more likely he’ll take over for the 2018-19 campaign.
Conte has dropped several hints that he wants to return to Italy, and the Record reports that Ancelotti has already held talks with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich who is said to want a more tranquil figure on the bench.