Carlo Ancelotti told Arsenal he wanted to succeed Arsene Wenger

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti told Arsenal he wanted to succeed Arsene Wenger Comment About Connatix V67539 Arsenal v Napoli: Emery and Lacazette press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 11:37FullscreenArsenal v Napoli: Emery and Lacazette press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Ancelotti even told senior figures involved in the search he wanted the job having had a spell as Chelsea boss between 2009 and 2011.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Arsenal board were tempted by Ancelotti’s offer, but settled on Emery after the Spaniard impressed during the interview process.Emery had a detailed understanding of Arsenal’s squad and came armed with suggestions on how the club could be rejuvenated and improved. by Metro Ancelotti took over at Napoli last summer (Picture: EPA)Carlo Ancelotti told Arsenal last January he wanted to take over from Arsene Wenger, according to reports.The experienced Italian takes his Napoli side to the Emirates on Thursday night in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie with Arsenal.Unai Emery will lead Arsenal out against Napoli, but it could have been Ancelotti in the home dug-out if the 59-year-old had got his way a year ago.The Evening Standard claim Arsenal began looking for Wenger’s successor in January 2018 and Ancelotti was immediately added to a list of candidates.ADVERTISEMENT Full Screen PLAY Ancelotti was keen on a return to London (Picture: PA)Ancelotti was not out of a job for long though, joining Napoli as their head coach last summer.Arsenal are aiming to win the Europa League to guarantee Champions League football next season after slipping out of the top four in the Premier League.Emery has a remarkable record in the tournament, having won it three times in a row with Sevilla.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Emery impressed during his interview (Picture: Getty)Ancelotti and Emery were just two of eight candidates Arsenal seriously considered last year.Emery eventually won the race and continues to have the backing of the club despite several of his supporters leaving Arsenal in recent months.Chief executive Ivan Gazidis and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat were instrumental in the decision to give Emery the job, but both men made shock exits from Arsenal this season.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Read More Coral BarryThursday 11 Apr 2019 5:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link507Shares Read More Read More Skip / center_img Video Settings 1 min. story Read More Top articles SPONSORED Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Advertisement Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 1/1 Skip Ad Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Coming Next Advertisementlast_img

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