Carlo Ancelotti could return former club Juventus this summer, according to agent
Football agent Ivan Reggiani has claimed that there have been murmurs amongst those at Juventus that Carlo Ancelotti is being discussed as a potential replacement for Andrea Pirlo.
Speaking to CalcioMercato, the Italian agent revealed that the Everton manager is being considered for a surprise return to Juventus, with Ancelotti leaving the Old Lady in 2001 after just two years with the Serie A giants.
The 61-year-old manager has enjoyed immense success in Italy, though, winning a league title with AC Milan in 2004 as well as two UEFA Champions League titles with the Rossoneri.
Juventus are believed to be looking for a new manager ahead of next season after a dismal debut year to coaching for Italian footballing legend Pirlo, with the Turin-based club entering the final game of the league campaign with UEFA Champions League qualification still on the line.
And when discussing who could replace Pirlo, Reggiani confessed that Ancelotti is being considered for the position, with the agent saying: “Zidane is probably the most popular option [to replace Pirlo]. But in the past few days in London circles, there are discreet conversations to Turin that there may be a great return for Carlo Ancelotti.”
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It has been a somewhat disappointing season for Everton given the excitement surrounding the club when Ancelotti was appointed as manager in December of last year, and with Juventus enduring one of their worst years in recent memory, the veteran Italian manager could be swayed into returning to his homeland for one last big job.
Although Ancelotti was sacked by Juventus in 2001, the former Napoli manager enjoyed some success with the Italian giants, winning the 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup, and with Everton unlikely to finish in a European spot in the Premier League this season, a second chance with the Old Lady could be an intriguing proposition for the 61-year-old manager.
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