Arsenal FC news: Carlo Ancelotti coy on speculation he will succeed Arsene Wenger as Gunners boss

Ancelotti has been out of management since being sacked by Bayern Munich in September

Friday, April 20, 2018

Carlo Ancelotti has refused to rule himself out of contention to become Arsenals next manager after Arsene Wenger announced he would be leaving the club at the end of the season.

The Italian is one of a number of names linked with the new job which includes the likes of Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe and ex-Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

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The former Chelsea manager has been out of work since being sacked by German giants Bayern Munich in September.

But Ancelotti, 58, claimed he would be open to returning to management.

When asked about whether he will be the next Arsenal boss, Ancelotti said: "I can say I would like to work again, but that depends on me. If I find the right possibility, the right project I would be delighted to continue."

On Wengers departure, Ancelotti added: "It's a great decision, but I think it's the decision Mr Wenger [made] with a lot of respect for the club and also I think the club have shown a lot of respect.

"That is right – Wenger did a fantastic job, and is doing a fantastic job with Arsenal because he is in the semi-final of the Europa League. Great respect and great honour to Arsene."

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