AC Milan are giving thought to the idea of bringing Carlo Ancelotti back to the club as manager for next season, according to a report.
The Rossoneri have had a disastrous start to the season having lost seven of their first 12 games, and ironically they could create a new club record should they lose to Ancelotti’s Napoli after the international break as Milan have never lost eight of their first 13 fixtures.
Stefano Pioli was brought in last month to replace Marco Giampaolo who lasted just 111 days in charge, but Pioli has not had an instant impact, losing three of his first five games in charge.
According to Tuttosport (via MilanNews.it), in the event that things do not pick up, Milan are thinking of bring Ancelotti back for another spell.
The 60-year-old is considered a ‘first-rate coach’ who Milan could trust to lead their revival, and it would be a statement appointment for owners Elliott Management too.
The report notes that he would have more incentive than other coaches, as he would almost certainly overtake Nereo Rocco as the Milan boss with the most games managed.
However, the club cannot guarantee him an immediately competitive team, and Ancelotti has always worked with teams ready to win.
Moreover, romantic reunions have never really worked out for the Diavolo – with Arrigo Sacchi and Fabio Capello’s disastrous returns cited as examples – the paper concludes.