Manchester United fans assembling in the Transfer Tavern are discussing reports of their managerial search in order to quell nerves ahead of a crucial Champions League showdown with Wolfsburg this evening.
Ordering round after round, the fans are extremely concerned that they may exit Europe’s elite competition prematurely- but one story they’ve read has been keeping spirits elevated.
The Guardian held an exclusive interview with former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti, who suggested he’s open to remaining absent for the game until 2017– where he could take the Manchester United job.
Ancelotti left Madrid in the summer, sacked just a year after winning the Champions League, and has been linked with a number of high-profile jobs since. However, he stated he’s keen to return to the Premier League.
“If I don’t find a club with a good project, I can wait. What will I do? Watching games, fishing, all these things. But let us see next summer. I will not take a job in mid-season, but I would like to work again next summer.”
“Of course, for every manager, they would all think of managing Manchester United.”
“The Premier League is the best in the sense of atmosphere, ambience. It is also competitive, so I would like to come back, especially for the atmosphere.”
Louis Van Gaal’s contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of next season and the Dutchman is set to retire that summer, leaving United in the market for a manager once again.
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