Blues could rehire former manager Carlo Ancelotti in the summer, if he leaves Real Madrid.
Ancelotti previously spent two years at the Blues, Chelsea, from 2009 to 2011, where he won the Premier League and FA Cup double in 2009/10. The 63-year-old managed the West London club for 109 games, winning 68 of them.
In recent weeks, Ancelotti’s future at Real Madrid has been a major topic of discussion. Because of the club’s poor performance in La Liga this season, they have fallen behind archrivals Barcelona in the title race.
According to reports, the only way for the Italian to remain in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu next season is to win a major trophy.
Real Madrid is currently in the Copa del Rey finals, and they will also face Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. Failure on either of these fronts could result in Ancelotti’s dismissal.
There has been talk of a transfer to the Brazil national team for some time. As they search for a new permanent manager at the end of the season, Chelsea, on the other hand, are rumored to be keeping an eye on the 63-year-old.
After dismissing Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter earlier this season, the Blues have named club legend Frank Lampard as caretaker manager for the remainder of the season.
As of now, the new owners are still looking for a permanent manager and are considering up to seven candidates.
Blues want Carlos Ancelotti to return to Stamford
Chelsea is reportedly keeping interested in Ancelotti’s track record and willingness to collaborate with a technical director.
Furthermore, his willingness to work with a younger coach – Paul Clement (PSG, Real Madrid) and Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid) – is something Chelsea may want to capitalize on.
A lot will depend on how Real Madrid finishes the season and how Chelsea handles other targets like Julian Nagelsmann, Mauricio Pochettino, and Luis Enrique. Ancelotti’s name is back on the table at Stamford Bridge for the time being.