Former Chelsea manager, and current Real Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti is millions of pounds apart from Manchester City bosses in their valuation of his services as they look for Manuel Pellegrini’s potential successor, according to The Daily Star.
Ancelotti is just one name which is being circulated and considered by Manchester City should they sack their current man, which is a definite possibility should West Ham win at the Etihad Stadium this weekend.
Along with the man who won a league and cup double at Chelsea, Napoli boss Rafael Benitez, a manager who won the Champions League at Liverpool and the Europa League at Stamford Bridge, is also being touted with the job.
Carlo Ancelotti, though, remains manager of Real Madrid and, should he be offered the Citizens job, would be looking for a similar salary to his current pay packet of £7.1m.
Under-fire Chilean Pellegrini is currently earning less than half of that, at £3.4m, but the former Chelsea, PSG and AC Milan boss is unlikely to budge.
An Italian football source said, “Ancelotti has been sounded out about the City job by a third party. But he thinks the salary being talked about is not enough.”
Should the board decide he proves too expensive, Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola has been mentioned, though he is considered to be at least a season away from availability.
Jurgen Klopp’s availability could tempt the club, though his departure from Dortmund is not linked with a possible vacancy at the Etihad Stadium.