Could Carlo Ancelotti return to Chelsea sooner rather than later? One of the Sky Sports Sunday Supplement panel believe he could!
Ancelotti endured a tough 14 months at Bayern Munich. Despite his side winning the Bundesliga title last term, that is very much considered the bare minimum for Bayern and after a disappointing start to this season, he was shown the exit door.
The fact remains, though, he is still one of the best managers on the planet, and has a proven track-record at the very top. Notably during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Ancelotti won the traditional double during his first season as Chelsea manager, as well as setting a new Premier League record for goals scored in a single campaign. Roman Abramovich takes no prisoners, however, and Ancelotti was sacked on the final day of the 2010/11 campaign after failing to retain the title.
He is still very much a popular figure among the Chelsea faithful, and could he be given a second chance in West London? Telegraph journalist Sam Wallace believes so. Speaking on Sky Sports Sunday Supplement, he said:
“The mistake Chelsea always felt was that they were too trigger happy with Ancelotti, sacking him the season after he won the double.”
“If Conte doesn’t last until the end of the season, which is incredible to say, would Ancelotti come back in the middle of the season? Stranger things have happened.”