Carlo Ancelotti Man Utd manager odds slashed from 50/1 to 14/1
Carlo Ancelotti is under consideration to become the next permanent manager of Man Utd.
The former Everton boss, who is currently in his second spell at the helm of Real Madrid, is a possible long-term replacement for interim boss Ralf Rangnick, according to a report from Paul Hirst in The Times.
Ancelotti, 62, has subsequently seen his odds slashed from a 50/1 outsider down to 14/1 in the betting, with bookies’ Paddy Power and Betfair.
Reported No.1 target Mauricio Pochettino remains the evens favourites to make a summer switch from PSG, Ajax’s Erik ten Hag - who has been brushing up on his English - is next in the running at 9/4, ahead of Tottenham’s Antonio Conte (5/1) and Rangnick (6/1).
Ancelotti is one of the most successful managers of the 21st century.
A master at managing superstars, Ancelotti has thrived in top-level European football. He’s lifted three Champions League trophies - no manager in history has won more - while he’s won multiple league titles across the continent, including the Premier League (Chelsea), Bundesliga (Bayern Munich), Ligue 1 (PSG), and Serie A (AC Milan).
Ancelotti is currently bidding to add La Liga to his prized collection, a trophy which surprisingly escaped his grasp during his first spell in charge of Real Madrid when he won everything but the title: Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Copa del Rey, and Supercopa de España.
However, Ancelotti may not have to wait long to add that elusive trophy, with Los Blancos six points clear of Sevilla at the top of the table, with rivals Barcelona 15 points adrift. He is also still in the mix to win what would be a record fourth Champions League trophy, although his side have to first bounce back from a first-leg defeat (1-0) to Pochettino’s PSG.
While Ancelotti isn’t believed to be one of the frontrunners to return to the Premier League for a third time, the veteran Italian enjoys a close personal relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson and could prove to be an option should United’s pursuit of Pochettino and Ten Hag hit brick walls.