Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has declined to endorse Carlo Ancelotti as his successor, stating that it would be the club’s board that picks his replacement.
The 67-year-old Italian Ancelotti is rumoured to be an option for the Gunners, with Wenger’s future still uncertain despite signing a two-year deal at the Emirates Stadium towards the end of last season after winning the FA Cup last season but admits he hesitated over committing to a new deal and had talks with Paris Saint-Germain.
Ancelotti was sacked at Bayern Munich after little more than a year in the job, following a tough start to the 2017-18 season and rumours of player unrest at the Bundesliga giants.
Wenger celebrated his 20th anniversary at Arsenal last season, a spell which has seen the club lift three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.
But a failure to qualify for the Champions League last term for the first time in his two-decade reign has lent extra weight to the ‘Wenger Out’ campaign that has seen fans call for the Frenchman to leave.
When Asked for his thoughts about the Italian succeeding him at Arsenal, Wenger told beIN Sports: ‘I don’t know who will replace me at Arsenal.
But Wenger insists it will be those in charge in the boardroom that decide who will eventually replace him.
“When you are manager of a club you have to work like you’re there forever, because it demands total commitment.
“I believe as well that a football club works when everyone does their own job well. My job is to prepare the team for the next game and be responsible for technical policy at the football club.
“My job is to prepare the team for the next game and be responsible for technical policy at the football club.