Gianluca Vialli rules out Premier League return for Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Mancini

Gianluca Vialli rules out Premier League return for Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Mancini

Mancini (left) and Ancelotti (right) have been linked with a move to England

Monday, October 23, 2017

Former Chelsea manager Gianluca Vialli does not believe Carlo Ancelotti or Roberto Mancini will be tempted by a Premier League return this season.

The Italian coaches have been linked with a move to England following Ronald Koeman’s sacking at Everton and continued speculation over Slaven Bilic’s future at West Ham.

Ancelotti is currently unemployed having lost his job at Bayern Munich in September, while ex-Manchester City boss Mancini is managing Zenit Saint Petersburg in Russia.

But Vialli does not expect either manager to push through a move to England anytime soon despite the pair enjoying previously successful periods in English football’s top-flight.

Speaking about a potential imminent return to management for Ancelotti, Vialli said: “I doubt it.

“I think for this season he might want to take a little break and rest a little bit and think about his next move very carefully.

“But I don’t think he’s desperate to get a job. So, I don’t think he will say yes to any of these offers –if they came up.”

Mancini’s Zenit currently lead the Russian Premier League by three points after taking over in the summer.

And Vialli similarly expects his compatriot to snub English interest in favour of sticking with the Russian giants.

“Mancini is very happy in St Petersburg and he’s top of the Russian league.

“I don’t think he has any intention of coming to West Ham. I don’t see either Carlo or Roberto taking a job in England this season.“


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