Report reveals what former Chelsea manager thinks of managing Manchester United, after Sir Alex Ferguson’s recommendation

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Reports have it that ex United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has recommended former Chelsea boss and current Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti for the Manchester United job should a move for Mauricio Pochettino fail to materialise.

Ancelotti has led Real Madrid to the top of the Spanish league this season and they are favourites to win the La Liga as they are six points clear at the top. However, his job at the Los Blancos may become unsafe if Real Madrid gets knocked out of the Champions League second round stage by PSG.

According to The Transfer Window Podcast, contact between Ancelotti and United was initially made over two weeks ago by new chief executive Richard Arnold, who has been receiving advice from Ferguson.

The Italian manager was told that United see him as an experienced leader and proven winner who can work with the squad as it currently is and get the best out of the players, especially Cristiano Ronaldo whom he used to good effect at Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, Ancelotti has not rebuffed United’s interest and seems to be interested in the job. Ancelotti has reportedly listened to United’s approach, and he believes he can make a difference with the current Manchester United squad.

According to those close to the former Everton manager, he has a long-held ambition to manage United and was actually approached personally by Sir Alex when the Scot was sounding out potential successors before retiring.

Could Ancelotti be the manager to eventually restore Man United to its previous glory?