Blues line up move to bring Bayern Munich boss to Stamford Bridge.
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Bayern Munich manager Louis Van Gaal has emerged as a likely replacement for Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti who is reportedly ready to quit Stamford Bridge for a move to join Roma this summer. The Allianz Arena boss has announced today that he will leave his Bavarian club at the end of the season after a down turn in form left the Bundesliga title holders in danger of missing out on Champions League qualification.
There has been much speculation of a falling out between Blues owner Roman Abramovich and boss Ancelotti and the recent resignation of Claudio Ranieri at Roma has led many to believe that caretaker boss Vincenzo Montella is merely keeping the manager’s seat warm for the Italian who enjoyed a successful eight year spell as a player at the Stadio Olimpico during which time he captained the Giallorossi to a Scudetto and a European Cup Final in 1984.
Van Gaal has stunning credentials during his twenty year managerial career, during which time he has picked up seven league titles across three leagues, as well as a Champions League success with Ajax in 1995 and also helped Bayern Munich to a domestic double in his first season in charge of the club.
A move to the Premier League may well appeal to the 59 year old Amsterdam boss but there may be some who question how the overly confident boss would work with Abramovich and there would undoubtedly be a chance of a clash of personalities similar to the one that ended Jose Mourinho’s time at the club.
However Van Gaal’s experience and success appears to be tempting the West London side as they look to replace exit bound Ancelotti.