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Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti loves his job and life in the Spanish capital Madrid, yet despite this feeling of contentment he is not immune to the talk going on around the Santiago Bernabeu that Real Madrid’s dip in performance of late is down to the Italian trainer.

Being in charge of one of the world’s biggest clubs comes with few guarantees where even winning trophies is not certain to keep you in the job as the Italian knows very well from his time with Chelsea.

Should Los Blanco’s not win La Liga and get not out of the Champions League it is possible that club president Florentino Perez will decide to replace the 55-year-old trainer in the Spanish giants’ dugout.

As for football veteran Ancelotti, there are many possibilities on the horizon including perhaps the chance to move to Old Trafford and take over from Luis van Gaal should the Red Devils not finish in the top-four.

Sir Alex Fergusson described Ancelotti as the perfect replacement for him when he retired in 2013, but at the time the Italian was busy taking over at Real Madrid from the unpopular Jose Mourinho who had problems with some of the team’s top players.

Here at Soccer Transfers we are not big fans of Louis van Gaal and his style of football, and would prefer to see Ancelotti take the helm at Old Trafford, yet being the realists we are the most probable outcome would be to see him replace Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad should he get fired at Madrid.