Man City want Ancelotti to replace Pellegrini next season

Man City want Ancelotti to replace Pellegrini next season
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Published March 4th, 2015 - 00:00 GMT via

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Carlo Ancelotti will be short-listed to replace Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City manager if the Chilean is dismissed at the end of the season.

Pellegrini, whose three-year contract expires at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, is facing an uncertain future at the Etihad Stadium with the club braced for the prospect of ending the season without a trophy, Telegraph reported.

And it is understood that Real Madrid coach Ancelotti, who has long-term admirers in the City hierarchy, will be considered alongside the likes of Pep Guardiola and Patrick Vieira, manager of City’s elite development squad, as potential replacements for Pellegrini.

The Italian is two years in to a three-year contract at the Bernabeu, but despite guiding Real to their 10th Champions League crown last May, and steering them to the top of La Liga this season, he has yet to be rewarded with a new deal by club president Florentino Perez.

Manchester United had put Ancelotti at the top of their wanted list to replace the sacked David Moyes last April before turning to Louis van Gaal when it became clear that the former AC Milan and Chelsea manager would not be leaving Real last summer.

Bayern Munich coach Guardiola’s close relationship with City chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain ensures that efforts will be made to assess his intentions with the German champions. However, Ancelotti’s proven track record in Europe and England, where he won the double with Chelsea, has been noted by the City board, which includes the Italian Alberto Galassi.

Mourinho's men are now five points clear of the champions with a game in hand and Pellegrini admits he is concerned about the form of his team.

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