Arsenal are not considering Carlo Ancelotti as a serious candidate to take charge at the club, according to reports. Ancelotti is a free agent following his exit from Napoli and is keen on a return to the Premier League.
Everton are interested in the Italian, but ESPN claim Arsenal have two major concerns about hiring Ancelotti. The 60-year-old does not fit the profile of the head coach they are looking for and Arsenal are concerned by his recent record. Arteta fits the profile Arsenal are looking for in their new coach (Picture: Getty) Despite being regarded as one of the best coaches in the world, Arsenal are wary of his short spells at Bayern Munich and Napoli.
Ancelotti was sacked by Bayern in his second season in charge and left Napoli this week after months of turmoil at the club. Arsenal are preparing to interview a host of coaches for the full-time position and there could be as many as ten applicants.
The Gunners have received several applications since the sacking of Unai Emery last month and the board is in no rush to make an appointment. Arsenal are prepared to give interim coach Freddie Ljungberg time to prove himself after a difficult start in the dug-out.
Ljungberg reacted to the news of Arsenal’s interest in Ancelotti on Wednesday, saying: ‘I try just to concentrate on my job,’ he said ahead of tomorrow’s Europa League match against Standard Liege. ‘Who the club decide to choose is totally up to them. I stay out of it.’