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Carlo Ancelotti breaks silence after being sacked & responds on future

Carlo Ancelotti for the first time spoke after being sacked on Tuesday by Napoli. The former Chelsea manager was ditched by the Italian club after their 4-0 victory over Genk. Ancelotti took to Twitter to speak his heart out and said: “I would like to personally thank the Club, its employees, my players, my staff and the president for the opportunity to live an unforgettable experience in a wonderful city such as Naples.”

Interestingly, the Italian manager has been a hot target for Arsenal and Everton recently. Both the two clubs are on a lookout to fill their vacant managerial spot.

The Gunners have already begun the interview process, according to the Mirror report. Ancelotti has also shown interest in a return to the Premier League.

Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by Napoli on Tuesday. (Reuters)

Toffees, on the other hand, are keeping a tag and are looking to begin contract talks with him. Napoli announced the dismissal, after just 18 months of his arrival to the club. The Seria A club on Twitter said: “Napoli has decided to revoke the position of the first-team coach from Carlo Ancelotti.

“The relationship of friendship, esteem and mutual respect between the club, its president Aurelio De Laurentiis and Carlo Ancelotti remain intact.”

Reason for Ancelotti’s departure?

Although Napoli has given no reason for sacking Ancelotti, it is their league performance that has caused the departure. The club has been disappointing with just one win since October 19.

Frank Lampard, Chelsea manager and former player under Ancelotti has also back his ex-boss to return to the Premier League.

“I know it was a tough job for him lately. I saw his interview before the game. It was a very typically classy interview in what seemed a very tough time for him. He always handles himself brilliantly,” Lampard said.

Lampard also showed his faith in the manager and reiterated the level of brilliance Ancelotti possesses as a manager. “I think he can work anywhere in the world at the top level, of course,” Lampard said.

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