While transfer talk may well dominate European sports media over the next few weeks. However, it is two potential managerial appointments that are two of the biggest talking points at the minute.
Here is the latest news on potentially massive at two of English football’s tradition powerhouses:
Arteta in advanced talks with Arsenal
According to Sky Sports, Arsenal are in advanced talks with Manchester assistant boss Mikel Arteta over becoming their new head coach.
The Spaniard has been linked with the vacant position at his former club since compatriot Unai Emery’s exit a few weeks ago. The Gunners have been linked with a number of coaches, with the likes of Max Allegri and Carlo Ancelotti linked with the job.
However, it seems that the north London club believes that former captain Arteta fits the bill for the sort of coach that will move the team forward.
The Spaniard has no managerial experience but has spent the last few years as assistant to City boss Pep Guardiola, who rates Arteta highly.
Ambitious Everton set to appoint Ancelotti
Sky Sports are also reporting that Everton will appoint Carlo Ancelotti as their new head coach on a four-and-a-half-year deal. The Italian coach is one of the most decorated bosses of his generation. With the highlight of his coaching career winning the Champions League on three occasions.
The 60-year-old also has experience of managing in the Premier League, having previously managed Chelsea. Ironically, his last game as Blues boss was at Everton’s Goodison Park.
Everton have been looking for a new boss since the sacking of former boss Marco Silva just under two weeks ago. The likes of David Moyes and former Porto boss Vitor Pereira had also been linked with the vacant position.
Ambitious Toffees majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri is reportedly willing to back the experienced Italian boss in the transfer market over the next few windows starting in January.
Who will be more successful at their new club, if appointed Arteta or Ancelotti?