Former Bayern Munich, Real Madrid AC Milan and Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is set to be named the new manager of Napoli after agreeing on a two-year deal with the club.
The Guardian is reporting that Ancelotti has signed a 2-year-deal with current manager Maurizio Sarri already telling the Naples based club he will be leaving.
Sarri has already had offers from Monaco and recently a new offer has come in from Russian side Zenit St Petersburg. However, it is understood that Sarri is looking to make the move to the Premier League and become the new manager of Chelsea should the Blues decide to sack Antonio Conte.
Ancelotti has been out of work since he was sacked by Bayern Munich earlier in the season after a poor start to the Bundesliga campaign. He was recently linked to the Italian national team job but opted to wait for an offer from a club team.
With Ancelotti now in the hot seat at Napoli everyone will now be waiting to see where Maurizio Sarri will end up. The offer from Russia is a reported £5.2m per-year tax-free but a move to a low ranked league does not appeal to the 59-year-old Italian.
Sarri is now held in high stock after leading Napoli to a second place finish in Serie A. They challenged Juventus for the title most of this season and played some attractive attacking football. It is certain he will want to stay in one of Europe’s top leagues to further his managerial credentials further.
Many are now anticipating Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic to sack Antonio Conte after he failed to qualify the Blues for the Champions League next term. Many rumours in England are suggesting Conte’s sacking is only a matter of hours away now the path is clear for Sarri to move to Chelsea.