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Carlo Ancelotti ready to accept Chelsea offer if offered permanent deal

Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly ready to accept a deal to return to the club, but only if he is offered a permanent deal, according to the Daily Express.

Ancelotti is being tipped as one of the favourites to take over at Stamford Bridge should Jose Mourinho be given his marching orders (via Express).

The Express also claim that the likes of Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola, former Blues boss Guus Hiddink and ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville have also been linked with the job if it becomes available.

Mourinho is coming under increasing pressure to get the club’s season back on track, but his job was made more difficult on Wednesday night when his side dropped out of the Capital One Cup following a defeat to Stoke.

And a report in the Daily Mirror has now suggested that Ancelotti would be ready to come back to west London if he handed a permanent deal.

The 56-year-old won the 2010 Premier League title during his previous spell in charge at the club, and having been relieved of his duties with Real Madrid over the summer, he is said to be keen on making a return to management, but not on a short term basis (via Express).

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