Next season’s Premier League will host for the first time in quite a while a whole array of some of the best managerial talent out there. Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger will be joined in the league by talent like Antonio Conte, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.
One name that would have been a contender to trump the lot is one Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian manager is off to Bayern Munich to take over from Pep Guardiola, but that hasn’t stopped the Italian expressing his opinions about the state of English football with Arsenal, a club he has been linked with in the past, in for particular criticism.
Ancelotti, when speaking to Talksport, was particularly not happy with how in particular American owners treated the clubs.
He explained in quotes picked up the Standard: “I think the difference now is that the owners of Arsenal and Manchester United are removed [from the club] in America. They are not so passionate. There are two important aspects in football – the result and the financial aspects. I think Arsenal and Manchester United are more focused on the financial aspects.
“One year you can win and reach the Champions League but [for their owners] the important thing is the financial situation. For other clubs, like AC Milan and Real Madrid, the most important thing is the result.”
That invitation to replace Wenger might be revoked, Carlo!
Loaded sports writer Pearse Corcoran has covered news, sport and entertainment for several national newspapers and radio stations in Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PearseCorcoran