Arsene Wenger only signed a new three-year contract a few months ago, but reports have already started doing the rounds of his possible replacement, with the Arsenal manager apparently considering a move back to his former club.
Monaco recently admitted they were interested in bringing back Wenger to the Principality, with the French club reportedly making the Arsenal manager a three-year £28 million offer.
And despite Wenger, time and again, saying he never breaks his contracts, reports have suggested the Frenchman could move to Monaco at the end of the season.
And according to the Daily Express, current Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is being lineup up as a possible replacement, if indeed, Wenger does decide to break his seemingly unbreakable bond with Arsenal.
A Real Madrid manager's job is never safe for the long-term and it is quite possible that Ancelotti could be shown the door by the La Liga giants is he fails to win a major trophy this season.
And if Ancelotti does become available, the Arsenal board, according to the report, have identified the Italian as the perfect readymade replacement.
This is all conjecture, of course, as the chances of Wenger leaving Arsenal, after only just committing himself to three more years at the start of the season, is as slim as the Frenchman signing a proper, physical defensive midfielder – probably even less than that!
Wenger is after all through and through Arsenal, and the only way the Frenchman, who turned 65 on Wednesday, will leave the club before the end of his contract is if the Arsenal board ask him to leave – which again is next to impossible.
Real Madrid look on course to win more titles this season as well, which should keep Ancelotti at Real for a further season. However, the Italian did admit recently that if he were to leave Real his next destination would be the English Premier League, where he enjoyed some success with Chelsea.
"I'd like to return. It depends how long this adventure lasts. If it lasts a long time I will retire after it. But if it doesn't then I will come to England, for sure," said the former AC Milan manager to The Sun.
"The day I leave Madrid there are two solutions. Either I quit football or I come back to England."