The Victor Valdes story that Newcastle want to sign him started we assume because Newcastle lost a top goalkeeper for the season pn Saturday night and Victor Valdes is currently available from Manchester United.
Two and two equals five.
That logic could be applied to say that we could become interested in former Juventus, Milan, Chelsea, PSG and Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, who is currently out of a job recovering from back surgery and he said yesterday in the Italian press that he wants to return to the Premier League when he is fit again – towards the end of the year.
Carlo Ancelotti – wants a return to the Premier League
This is what Ancelotti told Corriere Dello Sport yesterday:
“I would like to go back to the Premier League. It is the ideal environment not for football, but for the ‘game’ around football.
“You can work there with the right amount of pressure and with the necessary detachment and calm. Before I retire, I’d like to have another experience in England.”
“Where will I go? Where they call me. I will talk, evaluate and then decide. Up until a few weeks ago, I was scared someone would call, but now the return is getting closer.”
“Unless something strange happens. I am ready to get back on the bike in January.”
We hope Steve McClaren can turn things around but if he cannot Newcastle could be wanting a new coach to come in towards the end of the year.
But even in those circumstances it´s very unlikely that present day Newcastle would be interested in Ancelotti even if he was interested in joining Newcastle – which is very doubtful.
Carlo is too good for Newcastle and would want to join a club either in the Champions League or challenging for the Champions League and that´s not Newcastle.
Not these days.
And in any case Lee Charnley and company would want a coach to come in and work in the current environment that has been created over the last few years where a committee – currently the Newcastle Board – chooses the players coming into the club in the transfer market.
It´s a system that hasn´t worked but we seem to be sticking with it.
Maybe that’s why we are in trouble at the moment?
We were never linked with former Borrusia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp in the summer when he was available – except in the local press where there was some hope and ambition expressed before Steve McClaren was appointed – and we will not be linked with Carlo Ancelotti.
Newcastle seem to have lost their way this year.
Carlo Ancelotti has managed 970 games in his twenty year management career and the still fairly young 56 year-old has won 565 games for a win rate of 58.3% and has won the Champions League three times.
If we do have to bring ion another coach this season we have no idea who it would be – but it will not be Carlo Ancelotti.