Frank Lampard backs Carlo Ancelotti ahead of potential Arsenal move

Frank Lampard has spoken out on Carlo Ancelotti ahead of the Italian's possible move to Arsenal
Frank Lampard has spoken out on Carlo Ancelotti ahead of the Italian’s possible move to Arsenal (Getty)

Frank Lampard has given his backing to Carlo Ancelotti ahead of the Italian’s potential move to Arsenal.

Ancelotti was sacked by Napoli on Tuesday evening despite guiding the team to a 4-0 victory over Genk in the Champions League.

That result was Napoli’s first win in 10 matches and now the Serie A club have dismissed Ancelotti and are set to replace him with Gennaro Gattuso.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are keen to hold talks with Ancelotti as they search for a long-term replacement for Unai Emery.

And Ancelotti’s return to the Premier League would see him come up against Lampard, who won the Premier League and FA Cup when playing under the Italian at Chelsea.

Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by Napoli on Tuesday evening
Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by Napoli on Tuesday evening (EPA)

‘I have huge respect for him, I am very sorry for him,’ said Lampard.

‘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.

Frank Lampard won the Premier League and FA Cup with Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea
Lampard won the Premier League and FA Cup with Ancelotti at Chelsea (Getty Images)

‘He always handles himself brilliantly.

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

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