Would Carlo Ancelotti Make Champions League History With Bayern Munich

Author: Raphael Minter


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Carlo Ancelotti took the hot seat of FC Bayern Munich after Pep Guardiola’s departure to Manchester City after three seasons.

Ancelotti has won the Champions League on five different occasions, two as a player and three as manager. He twice won as manager of

AC Milan in 2003 and 2007 and helped Real Madrid C.F. to La Decima in 2014.

At Bayern Munich, Ancelotti’s main objective is to win the Champions League after successive Bundesliga titles, one under Jupp Heynckes and three under Pep Guardiola.

Three Spanish wins has followed after Bayern’s success in 2013 and Ancelotti was responsible for one of them. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and the board of Bayern hopes he can use his experience and winning mentality to aid the team in crossing over three semi-final defeats and make the Champions League final again.

Bayern Munich the Right Team For Carlo Ancelotti to Make His Champions League Record

With one of the best out and out strikers Robert Lewandowski in the team who had a great Euro 2016 losing out to Portugal in the penalty shootouts of the quarter finals stage, Ancelotti has a target man with which he can perfectly design his strategy.

Supporting stars such as Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben are always available to use their experience in helping the team negotiate matches easily.

Not only that, Brazilian youngster Douglas Costa and 2016 Euro finalists Kingsley Koeman are gradually building up their play as their contributions aided Bayern Munich in winning the double in the 2015/16 and also playing 12 matches in the Champions League.

Thiago Alcantara can finally become an instrumental figure in Bayern’s setup after three seasons and he has in his company, the best box-to-box midfielder, Arturo Vidal.

In defense, Ancelotti counts on Germany’s central defense pair of Jerome Boateng and the recently acquired Matt Hummels.
Ancelotti has been blessed with goalkeepers wherever he has managed. From Dida at Milan, Cech at Chelsea and Iker Casillas / Diego Lopes at Real Madrid, he has the world’s best goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to keep the goal safe.

Ottmar Hitzfeld and Jupp Heynckes are retired managers who won with two different clubs. Hitzfield won with Borussia Dortmund in 1997 and Bayern Munich in 2001. Heynckes won with Real Madrid in 1998 and Bayern Munich in 2013. Jose Mourinho is the other manager to have won two with FC Porto in 2004 and FC Internazionale Milano in 2010 but he is out of the race this season as Manchester United would not be competing in the 2016/17 Champions League, leaving the space for only Ancelotti to try and reach this mark.

Carlo Ancelotti has the best assembled squad in terms of departmental strength and at the end of the 2016/17 season; he hopes to be the first manager to win the Uefa Champions League with three different clubs.

 


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