Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has suggested to BBC Radio Leeds that neither Carlo Ancelotti nor Jose Mourinho would be a success in the Championship.
Evans made his comments in response to Leeds owner Massimo Cellino recently telling The Telegraph that he had spoken to the two former Chelsea managers about taking charge of the West Yorkshire outfit.
"They're great managers and outstanding coaches," the Scotsman told BBC Radio Leeds. "Whether they would be able to acclimatise and understand the remit of clubs in the Championship and that the schedule is relentless, I'm not sure.”
Evans is absolutely spot on about Mourinho and Ancelotti - they would not be a success in the Championship.
The Portuguese and the Italian are two of the best and most successful football managers in the world, but they would struggle in the second tier of English football.
Mourinho and Ancelotti have worked with some of the best footballers on the planet, and they would find it really difficult to coach and manage players who are average at best.
The Championship is a very exciting and competitive league, but the quality of football and the quality of players is not that great.
Would Mourinho and Ancelotti be able to work with players with limited talent and calibre?
Moreover, the duo would have limited budget, which means that they would not always be able to sign the players that they would want.
This is not to suggest that managing the likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid and AC Milan is easier compared to managing a club in the Championship.
Of course, not. After all, managing Madrid is the biggest and toughest job there is in club football.
Just like Mourinho and Ancelotti do not have the skill-set to work with Championship players, most managers currently in the second tier of English football would struggle to manage top-quality footballers at the big clubs.