Arsenal are chasing a new manager to lead them into a new era following the news that Arsene Wenger will step down at the end of the season and it’s widely understood that the favourite to take the helms is Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri.
The Italian manager is on the verge of winning his fourth Serie A title in a row with the Turin giants and is keen on a new challenge, although there is still a number of hurdles for Arsenal to leap over if they’re to bring the 50-year-old to the Emirates Stadium.
As such, Arsenal are said to have a back-up plan that includes a veteran manager and a former captain, according to The Daily Star, who state that the Gunners are lining-up former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti as an alternative.
The vastly experienced boss, who’s managed the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in recent years, could be drafted in to groom his successor at the Emirates Stadium, with Arsenal keen to partner him with a former club captain in the form of Patrick Vieira or Mikel Arteta.
Liverpool assistant Zeljko Buvac is also another possibility to work under Ancelotti, before taking the managerial job himself, but it remains to be seen if any of the trio would be keen on that prospect.