West Ham fans want Ancelotti, but could Chelsea dash their hopes?

(This image was altered using a digital filter) General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on September 30,...

Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is wanted by West Ham United fans as Slaven Bilic’s replacement.

Head coach Carlo Ancelotti of FC Bayern Muenchen attends the Audi Cup 2017 Press Conference at Westin Grand Hotel on July 31, 2017 in Munich, Germany.

Carlo Ancelotti’s recent dismissal by Bayern Munich has led to West Ham United fans asking for his appointment.

As reported by HITC Sport, West Ham supporters want the club to dismiss Slaven Bilic and appoint Ancelotti.

The Italian is one of the best managers of all time, and has been in charge of mega-clubs such as AC Milan, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Appointing Ancelotti as their manager would be a massive coup for West Ham, but the problem is that there is a chance that they will not be able to even if they wanted to.

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti with assistant manager Ray Wilkins (R) after the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on August 8, 2010 in...

As reported by Sky Sports, the Italian tactician wants to return to management, but only next season.

The 58-year-old is open to the idea of managing in the Premier League again, having been hugely successful during his spell at Chelsea.

However, could Chelsea scupper any potential plans of West Ham to lure Ancelotti to the London Stadium next summer?

Bayern Munich's Italian head coach Carlo Ancelotti reacts during the UEFA Champions League football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich on September 27, 2017 at the Parc...

According to The Times, Conte is eyeing an exit from Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, with The Express claiming that AC Milan in Serie A want the Italian.

If Conte does leave, then could Chelsea make a move for their former manager Ancelotti? Why not? After all, the Blues brought Jose Mourinho back despite sacking him in his first spell at Stamford Bridge.

West Ham are a big club and have lofty ambitions in the future, but for now, London rivals Chelsea are in a far better position to attract Ancelotti.

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