Ex-Stamford Bridge boss eyes role at local rivals.
Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti wants his next job to remain in London putting Tottenham and Arsenal on alert, according to his assistant Ray Wilkins.
The 52-year-old has taken a year’s sabbatical from the game after being sacked by the Blues at the end of last season and replaced with Andre Villas-Boas.
The Italian has had offers from Roma and Inter Milan over the summer, but recently declared his affection for England and stated his ambition to carry on working in this country.
Wilkins is not surprised by Ancelotti’s revelation and will be surprised to see him work anywhere outside the nation’s capital.
“He’s always lived in England and wants to work in England and is desperate too,” Wilkins told Caughtoffside.com.
“He enjoys living around London so that probably limits him.”
The news will alert Tottenham and Arsenal who could both be looking for new manager’s in the coming months.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is tipped to takeover from Fabio Capello as England head coach after this summer’s Euro 2012 championships.
His Gunners counterpart, Arsene Wenger, is under increasing pressure from fans after a dire start to the season and a poor transfer window.
Wherever Ancelotti ends up, Wilkins will be keen to work with the Italian again as he holds the former AC Milan manager in very high esteem.
“I’d go back and work with him,” he added. “I thoroughly enjoyed working with him so that wouldn’t be a problem.
“He’s a really good guy, and excellent coach and a wonderful human being.”