Former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has been asked to join AC Milan as manager for the upcoming season. Ancelotti, should he accept the offer, would be returning to a club where he has had much success, having won two Champions League trophies in a span of five years. However, both before and after his removal from office at Madrid, the Italian made clear that, if not at Madrid, he would take a year long sabbatical and then decide where he wished to manage. AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani made public that Ancelotti has until Wednesday June 3 to make his decision, expressing his desire for Ancelotti to take the position.
What would await Ancelotti at AC Milan is a squad not even remotely close to challenging for the Champions League if latest YouTube highlights are anything to go by. The Rossoneri are tenth in the Serie A table, and have been slipping in quality for a couple seasons now. Ancelotti’s work would certainly be cut out for him, if he were to take as mediocre a side as it is, and transform it into one challenging for the title, as well as looking to make headway in Europe. The position would certainly one of stark contrast to his most recent stint, manager of Real Madrid. While Madrid demanded trophies, AC’s demands would likely be more lenient and achievable, and the Milan club would certainly not look to dismiss Ancelotti anytime soon.