David Moyes was relieved of his duties at Old Trafford yesterday and straight away there has been a tremendous amount of speculation regarding his successor. It is thought Manchester United will look to appoint a proven, world-class manager and therefore names such as Carlo Ancelotti, Jurgen Klopp and Louis Van Gaal have been linked.
Carlo Ancelotti would be a great appointment as he has already experienced life in the Premier League with Chelsea and has also managed Juventus, AC Milan, and Paris Saint-Germain before joining Real Madrid.
However here are five reasons why Ancelotti will not be replacing David Moyes:
1) Why would he leave Real Madrid?
At his current club he is in charge of a team which contains Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. The combination of two players with that sort of quality is something managers can usually only dream about. Ronaldo still has plenty of years in him, whilst Bale seems to carry on improving. With those two in the side anything is possible.
2) It would take years for Manchester United to reach the same level Madrid are currently at.
United need to rebuild their squad and whilst that might be an exciting prospect to some, it would take a long time and Ancelotti already has a talented ready made squad at Madrid that doesn't need any major changes.
3) Managing Real Madrid is the pinnacle of many manager's careers.
Ancelotti has worked hard to get to where he is now, and has been a very successful manager. He worked wonders at AC Milan guiding them to victory in the Champions League in 2003 in his first full season in charge. At Chelsea he won the Premier League and the FA Cup in his first season. At PSG he again won the league in his first full season and was rewarded with the opportunity to manage Real Madrid. Not many managers voluntarily leave the Spanish giants so unless pushed he will be staying put.
4) His mind will be focused on the current job in hand.
Manchester United will already be making inroads on Moyes' replacement and may be contacting managers this week. However Ancelotti will very much be focusing on his current club who are aiming for the treble this season. With the Copa Del Rey already secured they are hoping for a positive result against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Carlo is aiming to win that competition for the third time in his career and the tenth in the history of Real Madrid.
5) The Real Madrid squad has youth and talent that can continue to flourish for years to come.
Whilst Manchester United have an aging squad with many of their top players approaching retirement, Real Madrid have exciting prospects like Alvaro Morata, Jese Rodriguez, Isco and Asier Illaramendi on the books. Gareth Bale is still only 24-years-old. There is a sense of longevity associated with the Madrid squad whilst United are at the end of an era. Having reached this stage of his career, Ancelotti wouldn't want to go back to a club where he needs to start from scratch.