West Ham United are allegedly set to keep the Croatian in charge until the summer, so what chance a 2018 move for Ancelotti?
According to a recent report from the Daily Mirror, West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic will have until the end of the season to prove his worth, while Sky Sports has relayed the news that Carlo Ancelotti will take a 10-month break following his dismissal from Bayern Munich.
So, if the Hammers boss continues to struggle and the Italian is ready for a new challenge next summer, could he rock up at the London Stadium?
In truth Ancelotti will have numerous offers when he does decide to return to management, but with West Ham seemingly willing to keep hold of Bilic for the rest of the current campaign, the Italian's potential availability could coincide with their own desire for a change in the hot seat.
The current West Ham boss has come in for plenty of criticism this season, persisting with under-performing players such as Mark Noble and Aaron Cresswell and playing summer signing Javier Hernandez out of position.
The Croatian has previous when it comes to bizarre positional selections, this is the man who gave Michail Antonio a prolonged run at right-back when he was their most effective attacker, and he will only be given so long to get it right.
If Ancelotti wants a new challenge, West Ham are the perfect club for him, but only time will tell if this one plays out as many Hammers fans would surely hope.