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Ancelotti back in London with fond memories but focused on Arsenal test

• Napoli manager won Premier League with Chelsea• Italian wants team to defend well and ‘attack even better’Carlo Ancelotti arrived in London with Napoli unable to forget the last time he came across Arsenal when he was manager of Bayern Munich and gui…

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Zidane? Pochettino? Who will be Manchester United’s new manager?

Zinedine Zidane, Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte are possible contenders to be José Mourinho’s long-term successorMourinho sacked after United’s worst start in 28 yearsThe former France international is currently out of work after leaving Real Ma…

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Carlo Ancelotti shreds the Napoli narrative with comeback win over Milan

Napoli were supposed to be a team lost without the leadership of Maurizio Sarri but there 3-2 win suggests there could be a different tale to tell this seasonMaurizio Sarri can have few regrets over his decision to swap Serie A for the Premier League. …

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Carlo Ancelotti shreds the Napoli narrative with comeback win over Milan

Napoli were supposed to be a team lost without the leadership of Maurizio Sarri but there 3-2 win suggests there could be a different tale to tell this seasonMaurizio Sarri can have few regrets over his decision to swap Serie A for the Premier League. …

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Carlo Ancelotti replaces Maurizio Sarri as Napoli coach

•Former Chelsea and Bayern coach signs two-year deal•Sarri weighing up an offer from Zenit St PetersburgCarlo Ancelotti, the former Chelsea manager, has agreed to replace Maurizio Sarri as Napoli’s coach. The Italian, who has also managed Real Madrid a…

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Carlo Ancelotti replaces Maurizio Sarri as Napoli coach

•Former Chelsea and Bayern coach signs two-year deal•Sarri weighing up an offer from Zenit St PetersburgCarlo Ancelotti, the former Chelsea manager, has agreed to replace Maurizio Sarri as Napoli’s coach. The Italian, who has also managed Real Madrid a…

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Carlo Ancelotti would be a capital pick by Arsenal to succeed Wenger

The Arsenal job needs someone with the kind of bone-deep composure that is born to only a few men and surely it makes sense to go for the candidate with the superior credentials?Apparently, Arsène Wenger does not want too much fuss. Wenger has not even…

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Gianluigi Buffon retires from Italy duty while Giampiero Ventura clings to job

• Goalkeeper, 39, ends international career with 175 caps• Italy manager denies he has resigned but apologises for shock resultItaly’s shock failure to reach Russia proved to be Gianluigi Buffon’s final international. The 39-year-old called time on his…

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Football transfer rumours: Carlo Ancelotti heading back to Chelsea?

Today’s fluff is crying like a fire in the sunCarlo Ancelotti is, says the Sun, “standing by for a sensational return to Chelsea” after getting the boot from Bayern. The London club “do not expect Antonio Conte to see out the remaining 20 months of his…

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Leicester’s new manager search goes on as Allardyce and Ancelotti are ruled out

• Burnley’s Sean Dyche and David Wagner of Huddersfield under consideration• Leicester hope to replace Craig Shakespeare before Everton visit on 29 OctoberLeicester City’s search for a new manager in the wake of Craig Shakespeare’s dismissal looks like…

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Jupp Heynckes to return as Bayern Munich interim coach

• Fourth spell in charge of German champions for 72-year-old
• Heynckes replaces Carlo Ancelotti after the Italian’s dismissal

Jupp Heynckes will be named as Bayern Munich’s interim coach, according to reports in Germany. The 72-year-old is set to return for a fourth spell in charge of the current German champions, having led them to a Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League treble in 2013.

Bayern dismissed Carlo Ancelotti last week following their 3-0 defeat by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, with his assistant Willy Sagnol taking charge of team affairs. Julian Nagelsmann and Thomas Tuchel have been linked with the vacancy but Heynckes will be unveiled as the Italian’s successor, taking over until the end of the 2017-18 campaign.

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Shadow of Pep Guardiola made Carlo Ancelotti a man out of time at Bayern | Andy Brassell

The sacked manager has many fine attributes but could never live up to his predecessor and Wednesday’s defeat to Paris Saint-German was the final straw

When Bayern Munich came to London last March to face Arsenal, following one 5-1 victory and just about to register another, everything seemed rosy in the kingdom of FC Hollywood. Sure, their football in the Bundesliga had hardly been edge-of-the-seat stuff, but Carlo Ancelotti spoke confidently, almost bullishly, of his team before the game in the press room at the Emirates Stadium.

He talked of his side approaching their physical best, and of their “real energy”. It felt like his plan to take them back to Champions League glory – the reason that he was appointed to replace Pep Guardiola in the first place – was coming together at the right time. It felt like Bayern could be becoming Ancelotti’s team at last.

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Carlo Ancelotti sacked by Bayern Munich – video report

Bayern Munich have parted company with Carlo Ancelotti, just four months after the Italian led the club to the Bundesliga title. The news comes following their humiliating 3-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The …

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Bayern Munich sack manager Carlo Ancelotti after historic PSG defeat

• Italian leaves post after only one full season at Allianz Arena
• Sagnol, Tuchel and Nagelsmann early favourites to succeed Ancelotti

Bayern Munich have sacked Carlo Ancelotti after Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

The Italian, who led Bayern to the Bundesliga title last season having been appointed to replace Pep Guardiola last summer, was dismissed after a meeting of the club’s board on Thursday. Earlier, Bayern’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had called for “consequences” following the loss at the Parc des Princes, which was the club’s heaviest defeat in the Champions League group stages for 21 years.

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Carlo Ancelotti laments Bayern’s off-day as 2-2 Mainz draw gives RB Leipzig hope

• ‘We should have done better,’ says Bayern coach
• Second-placed RB Leipzig play Schalke on Sunday

Carlo Ancelotti, the Bayern Munich coach, admitted his side had an off-day in a 2-2 home draw against struggling Mainz which gave second-placed RB Leipzig a glimmer of hope.

Related: Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick seals Real Madrid win over Bayern Munich

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Arturo Vidal rages at referee after Bayern Munich go out to Real Madrid

• Chile midfielder was sent off in quarter-final defeat at the Bernabéu
• ‘This robbery can’t happen in the Champions League. You start to wonder’

Arturo Vidal has hit out at the match officials in Bayern Munich’s Champions League quarter-final defeat by Real Madrid and suggested the German champions suffered a “robbery” in the Santiago Bernabéu on Tuesday night.

With the tie locked at 3-3 on aggregate, the Chile midfielder was sent off after being shown two yellow cards by the Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai, with the second for a sliding tackle on Marco Asensio particularly harsh. Real went on to score three times in extra time to progress to the last four with a 6-3 aggregate win but Vidal made no secret of his anger after the match.

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Carlo Ancelotti blames raising middle finger at fans on being spat on

• Bayern Munich manager made gesture after draw at Hertha Berlin
• ‘I made the gesture because I was spat on,’ says Italian manager

Carlo Ancelotti could face disciplinary action after admitting making an offensive gesture following Bayern Munich’s 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin.

Related: Lewandowski rescues point for Bayern while Dortmund beat Wolfsburg

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Italy still producing prize managerial exports from its winning system | Richard Williams

Coverciano outside Florence has been the nerve centre of the Italian game for almost 60 years and the reverence in which it is held by many seems to have had a positive effect on plenty of its graduates

As long as he doesn’t blow it, and nothing in his record suggests that he will, sometime within the next three months Antonio Conte will become the fourth Italian manager to lead a team to the Premier League title. Remarkably, that quartet – in which he would join Carlo Ancelotti, Roberto Mancini and Claudio Ranieri – will have claimed the English championship in four of the past eight seasons.

No English-born manager, of course, has won the title since Howard Wilkinson in 1991-92, the year before the Premier League was launched. No Frenchman since 2003-04, no German, Spaniard or Dutchman ever. So this is a considerable distinction for Italian football, and for the work done at Coverciano, Italy’s national technical centre. But perhaps the most interesting aspect of the success of these four men is that they give no impression of having been moulded by a single system.

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Italy still producing prize managerial exports from its winning system | Richard Williams

Coverciano outside Florence has been the nerve centre of the Italian game for almost 60 years and the reverence in which it is held by many seems to have had a positive effect on plenty of its graduates

As long as he doesn’t blow it, and nothing in his record suggests that he will, sometime within the next three months Antonio Conte will become the fourth Italian manager to lead a team to the Premier League title. Remarkably, that quartet – in which he would join Carlo Ancelotti, Roberto Mancini and Claudio Ranieri – will have claimed the English championship in four of the past eight seasons.

No English-born manager, of course, has won the title since Howard Wilkinson in 1991-92, the year before the Premier League was launched. No Frenchman since 2003-04, no German, Spaniard or Dutchman ever. So this is a considerable distinction for Italian football, and for the work done at Coverciano, Italy’s national technical centre. But perhaps the most interesting aspect of the success of these four men is that they give no impression of having been moulded by a single system.

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Arsène Wenger admits Arsenal ‘mentally collapsed’ during Bayern Munich rout

• ‘We looked like we had no response,’ says Arsenal manager
• Martin Keown predicts Wenger will leave club at the end of the season

Arsène Wenger admitted Arsenal’s players had “mentally collapsed” after a 5-1 defeat against Bayern Munich that left one of his former players, Martin Keown, predicting it would precipitate the manager’s departure at the end of the season.

Wenger described Arsenal’s second‑half collapse, including three goals in one 10-minute spell, as “a nightmare” and his press conference lasted only three questions – or two minutes and 58 seconds to be precise – before it became clear that he was not willing to talk any longer about a result that increases the scrutiny on his own position. Barring a miracle, Arsenal will now have gone out at the first knockout stage of the Champions League in each of the past seven seasons, losing their past six first-leg ties all by two goals or more.

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