Euro 2020 Special

Carlo Ancelotti to Allegri: Major Managerial Changes in Europe

It’s been a frantic start to the European summer in football with managers changing jobs right, left and centre at the top clubs in Europe. The recent one to jump on the bandwagon was Italian maestro Carlo Ancelotti, who left Everton for a second spell in Spain at Real Madrid. 

The top four leagues across Europe have seen plenty of managerial changes ahead of the 2021-22 season, and here we have tried to consolidate all the major ones.



The Italian league is the one that has seen the majority of managerial changes at the top clubs of the country. It all started with AS Roma appointing Jose Mourinho just 18 days after he was sacked from Tottenham Hotspur. Recently, Inter Milan announced that Antonio Conte won’t be defending their Serie A title at the club as the Italian doesn’t want to go through a rebuilding process with the club in serious financial trouble. 

Juventus’ gamble on an inexperienced Andrea Pirlo backfired massively. He has been sacked after just one year in the job and has been replaced by the former Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri. He is back in Turin two years after he was sacked by the club. 

Gennaro Gattuso is now with Fiorentina after his stint in Naples with Luciano Spalletti replacing him at Napoli. The holders Inter Milan are looking to bring Simone Inzaghi as Conte’s replacement and it has been reported that Maurizio Sarri has his eyes set on the Lazio job. 



After Zinedine Zidane’s shock exit from Real Madrid, the Los Blancos have gone back in the market to steal Carlo Ancelotti from Everton. Valencia have brought in Jose Bordalas from Getafe to get successful days back at the club. 

On the other hand, Ronald Koeman’s job at Barcelona has always been under scrutiny from day one and his future still remains uncertain as the club have remained tight-lipped about the move so far. 



The top three clubs in Germany all will have new managers at the start of the next season. Julian Nagelsmann will be joining the Bavarian champions Bayern Munich, while Jesse Marsch has got a promotion from RB Salzburg to RB Leipzig for next season.

Marco Rose will take command of the job at Borussia Dortmund and his vacant job at Borussia Monchengladbach will be filled by Adi Hutter from Eintracht Frankfurt. 



Tottenham Hotspur’s search for a manager has been ongoing for some time now and there are reports which suggest that Mauricio Pochettino is looking for a surprise return to English football with Spurs, less than a year into his job at the French side PSG. 

In the most recent managerial move, Everton have lost their main man Carlo Ancelotti to Real and they too are in the market looking for a last-minute replacement. Premier League clubs like Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace are in the process of appointing new managers as well with the departure of Nuno Espirito Santos and Roy Hodgson from their respective clubs. 

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