Lampard and Ancelotti
Lampard and Ancelotti

Ancelotti Good Enough To Work Anywhere After Napoli Sack - Lampard

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

Chelsea's manager, Frank Lampard, has given his full support to the Italian manager, Carlo Ancelotti, who was recently sacked by his employer, Italian Serie A giant, 'Napoli'.

Despite the poor run of form surrounding his sack, Lampard who played under Ancelotti in the early 2000s has given his backing to his former coach. He believes Carlo Ancelotti would bounce back to the helm of affairs for another top club.

After Napoli sacked Ancelotti on Tuesday, Frank Lampard went on to declare his support for the former Chelsea, AC Milan, and Real Madrid, manager. He said that Carlo Ancelotti is a gifted manager who possesses the ability to coach any side in the world.

Ancelotti was dismissed by Napoli three hours after guiding the club to a 4-0 victory over Genk, which confirmed their place in the Champions League Round of 16 knockout phase.

However, the poor results in Serie A led the Stadio San Paolo supporters to mount extreme pressure on the ex-Madrid head coach for some weeks.

Ancelotti has been linked to other vacant posts like Everton, who has a vacant managerial role.

The Stamford Bridge boss Lampard, who played under Ancelotti during his stint at Chelsea believes the 60-year-old tactician would have no trouble finding another high-profile position.

"I have huge respect for him, I am very sorry for him," Lampard said after Chelsea's win over Lille.

"I know it was a tough job for him lately. I saw his interview before the game, and I thought it was a very typically classy interview in what seemed a very tough time for him. He always handles himself brilliantly.

"I think he can work anywhere in the world at the top level, of course."

Ancelotti is a three-time Champions League winner as a coach and boasts of league titles in Italy, Germany, France and England, but his most recent jobs have produced mixed results.

After Ancelotti’s 18 months in charge of Napoli, the club is currently languishing on the seventh position in the Serie A. Napoli is expected to name Gennaro Gattuso as his replacement.

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