Freddie Ljungberg speaks on Italians possible arrival to Arsenal as Parlour wants deal done!
Freddie Ljungberg has spoken about the speculation over Carlo Ancelotti joining Arsenal as a replacement for Unai Emery.
Now we all know that Arsenal made the smart decision just a few weeks ago to get rid of Spanish boss Unai Emery after he failed to establish himself at the Emirates, and get the Gunners challenging for a top four spot and Premier League titles.
And recent reports in the media have also suggested that the Arsenal hierarchy are reportedly chasing the Italian following his sacking by Napoli, despite the fact he led the Italian giants into the knock out stages of the Champions League.
Reports have claimed that Arsenal would have no problem hiring Ancelotti on a deal until the end of the year, especially now that he is a free agent after getting the sack from the Italian giants.
But amid all the speculation surrounding the future of Ancelotti, Ljungberg refused to get involved in the transfer talks, telling the TalkSport website: “I have been asked these questions a lot since I took this over.
“I try just to concentrate on my job and that is to try to win football games and to get us to play better football.
“What the club decides to do or who they choose is totally up to them. I stay totally out of it.”
Ray Parlour recently urged the club to ‘move quickly’ and appoint Ancelotti as their new manager
“You can’t knock his record,” said the former midfielder on Thursday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
“I think they need a bit of experience to shake this squad up and try and get them defending better as a team and get them organised.
“A few days ago Ancelotti wasn’t available and, this is the mad thing about football, Napoli win 4-0 in the Champions League and suddenly three hours later he’s been sacked!
“He’s available and he knows the Premier League very well. Sometimes you’ve got to move quickly with managers.
“He’s a bit like [Jose] Mourinho; the trophies he’s won, 20 trophies!
“Obviously he’s been at big clubs and has had the opportunity to play in big tournaments and have good players, but he’s still got to manage big players and he’s done that so well over the years.
“That’s why you say he could be the right man for Arsenal.”
Arsenal are one of the biggest clubs in the game right now and need a manager that can come in and get them challenging for titles and Champions League football, so even though Ancelotti failed to succeed at Napoli, he is still a top coach that can lead the club back to the top.
He has proven himself in the Premier League with Chelsea, and if Arsenal are serious about handing him the job at the Emirates, they need to hurry up and get a deal done before they miss out on another top-level coach.
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