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Ancelotti sacked but let’s not get excited!

West Ham will add Carlo Ancelotti to their replacement management wish list following his sacking by Napoli …but in reality have no chance of getting him.

With a who’s who of top clubs behind him including Bayern Munich , Chelsea, Parma, PSG, Real Madrid and Milan, there is next to no chance of the 60 year old being installed at the struggling Hammers.

Both Arsenal and Everton are also on the case after it became clear that Napoli were close to ending his contract with the club in Serie A seventh placed ahead of today’s news.

With no compensation due, the Hammers have to be interested but in reality have close to zero chance of bringing him to the London Stadium.

In the real world The Mirror is today reporting the names mentioned here several days ago –  David Moyes and Chris Hughton – as canidates should the axe fall on Pellegrini.

That could be as soon as next week should the Irons be beaten by Southampton at the weekend and be left  precariously positioned within or just outside of the bottom three.

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12 comments on “Ancelotti sacked but let’s not get excited!

  1. Would we really want him though?? Surely just Pellegrini mark 2 (although a better grade I admit). Ultimately he’s got a fantastic CV with the biggest clubs in Europe, how would he ever have the appetite or desire to do anything at West Ham? Especially at his age. Would just be another mega bucks pension play and that’s not gone too well this time!

  2. No chance of us getting him and I’m not sure I would want him.another £ €seeking warrior IMO .but can’t deny he has had success but so has MP.but look at us now!!..Flipping hell Napoli win 4.0 and qualify for the knock outs of the CL and they give him the tin tack. my god!! there’s obviously something adrift with him ??

  3. No chance – you’d expect Arsenal (or at a pinch Everton) to be at the head of the queue for Ancelotti!

    It’s a sad state of affairs but you have to say that West Ham is not an attractive prospect for a potential Manager. You look at Everton and would say that them and West Ham are similar sized Clubs, but if you look at their Squads there is no comparison – they’ve got players who have a value in the Market but if you look at West Ham it is difficult to see beyond Rice – Anderson and Haller’s value must have crashed, we’d get nowhere near what we paid for them!

  4. Please just stop wasting anymore time and just bring back David Moyes already

  5. Thinking the same as Gee would he be MP mk2 certainly don’t recall any inspiring or charismatic press conferences, Bielsa on the other hand you know he won’t take any prisoners and has a track record of bringing young players through which with our squad and budget would seem like the best way forward wouldn’t it ?

  6. Don’t think he can make a silk purse out of a pigs ear ? (Ancelotti) Been tried by (Pellegrini) and the last manager (Bilic) and now look what he is doing at W.B.A ? Think we need to access our status = mid table with Owners with hopes of grandeur? So maybe the Hammers should start again, even if we get relegated it’s not the end of the world far worse happens in the world ?? We need to go back to basics ? Might lose a few of the new over hyped supporters at the London stadium but speaking for me I’m used to going up and down (like a yo yo club) whether it be here at the new ground, or back in the day at Upton Park ? Let’s be honest as supporters we’ve all been here before (quite a few times) starting to think it’s in West Hams D.N.A?? As I’ve said before ” if things don’t change they stay as they are “the buck starts at the top????

    • Relegation?no thank you.
      I am assuming then that we will come straight back up?What if we do a sunderland and go down another division.
      Like it or not we are in a relegation dogfight and our priority right now is to stay in the premier league.

  7. Next level stuff here people

  8. Zero chance you say.
    Speculation or fact? If fact, informed by who?

    Ancelotti would be ideal to replace an already top paid manager.

    Moyes or Houghton would be a massive massive step back. But then again, it would suit the clubs progress.

  9. I get home from work and this mug is still our manager..I just don’t understand…if losing Saturday means he will go then I hope we do because things won’t get better until he is gone….

  10. We can debate whether he is isn’t the right fit…..but money wise rather surprisingly he seems to be on 1.5-2 mio less than MP

  11. Haven’t we had our fill of over-rated, over-paid and totally useless foreign managers??? Name one that actually got this team.playing and fighting on a consistent basis; and Bilic’s first season doesn’t count because of the Upton Park and that fleeting French-bloke, factor. British manager only, please; it’s what this club needs

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