Roma target Ancelotti as dream new boss
Published 23:00 29/01/11 By Paul Smith
Italian giants Roma have targeted Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti and Fabio Capello’s England assistant manager Franco Baldini.
The club’s creditors UniCredit, the Italian banking group, are in advanced talks with an Italian/American businessman Thomas Richard Di Benedetto.
In documentation outlining his bid, Benedetto has claimed if his bid is successful he will immediately make moves to recruit Ancelotti and Baldini.
Both men are unsettled in their current employment and have historical links with Roma.
Ancelotti’s position at Chelsea has been widely undermined while his side’s poor form, which has seen their title defence disintegrate, has led to increasing speculation his days at Stamford Bridge are numbered.
Baldini’s relationship with the FA has been strained for some time after they failed to offer him a new contract when they renegotiated Capello’s terms last summer.
Ancelotti won the Serie A title with Roma in 1983 and spent eight years there as a midfielder.
Baldini was Roma’s director of football between 1999 and 2005.