This summer will see not only players but also many high-profile managers on the move.
As the European season comes to an end, the search for ideal managers has commenced once again. With the FIFA World Cup and summer transfer window approaching, the speculation about who joins whom is already heating up. This summer is abuzz not just about big player signings, but also about the appointment of new tacticians.
We have the likes of Arsene Wenger, Carlo Ancelotti and many such big names on the loose. Thus increasing the excitement about the upcoming summer and the most anticipated transfer window.
Khelnow presents you five such managers who are on the move this summer.
5. Carlo Ancelotti
Ancelotti has been away from management for a while now after getting the sack from Bayern Munich. The Italian was a probable contender for coaching Italy’s national team, but the 58-year-old recently declined the offer. Ancelotti is a proven tactician having won titles with most of the clubs he has managed. The Italian is also rumoured to be a possible replacement for Wenger at Arsenal.
Carlo Ancelotti’s tactics are considered as one of the best of its kind in the world
His attacking tactics and free-flowing football can be a perfect blend with Arsenal’s philosophy. Also, Ancelotti’s Italian approach to the game can bring defensive stability, a quality which has been missing from the Gunners’ style for a while now. With his perfect transfer policies and tactics, Ancelotti could be a perfect candidate to fill the void left after Wenger’s exit.
4. Antonio Conte
Conte’s stint at Stamford Bridge is most likely to conclude at the end of this season. Chelsea has had a disappointing campaign as defending champions and are battling hard to get at least a Champions League spot. Recent reports suggest that the 48-year-old is also frustrated with the club’s transfer policy and has shown his despondency time and again.
Although, his next possible destination is unknown, it is Italian will have no shortage of suitors when the summe comes around
3. Maurizio Sarri
Sarri is one of the most exciting Italian tacticians around
Sarri’s stay at Napoli could end within the next few weeks as the Scudetto is slipping from their grasp. Napoli who had a golden chance to win the title this season are fumbling right at the business end of the race with two back-to-back draws. Thus, increasing the gap between them and leaders Juventus to six points.
Club President Aurelio De Laurentiis recently bashed Sarri for his lack of squad rotation and allowing the title to slip away which has made the tactician’s future with the club, uncertain.
Sarri has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea to replace Conte at the end of the season, while hos compatriot could move the other way.
2. Arsene Wenger
The Professor is regarded as the one who changed the face of English football
The brain behind Arsenal’s topsy-turvy ride in the Premier League is officially parting ways with the club. After a tremendous 22 years at Arsenal, Wenger has finally decided to step down from the helm of the Gunners. It will be extremely difficult for the Frenchman to choose some other destination having spent such a long time in North London.
The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a return to his native France and an executive role with French champions Paris Saint Germain could be in the offing.
1. Thomas Tuchel
The 44-year-old has been without a job since he was sacked by Borussia Dortmund at the end of the 2016-17 season. The axe came as a surprise for everyone as the German manager was sacked even after leading Dortmund to German Cup and a comfortable third-place finish. Tuchel was heavily linked with Arsenal following news of Wenger stepping down.
However, The German is now leading the race for the top job at Ligue 1 giants PSG as their current manager Unai Emery has officially announced the news of him parting ways with the French side.