Sven-Göran Eriksson has backed Carlo Ancelotti for the Arsenal job, saying it would be ‘nice’ to see him managing the Gunners.

Arsenal are on the hunt for a new manager after sacking Unai Emery at the end of November following a dismal run of form.

Ancelotti is one of the names in the running for the vacant position, with him available following his sacking by Napoli on Wednesday.

The Italian departed the Serie A side despite having led them to the last 16 of the Champions League, with their league form, Napoli are currently 17 points behind leaders Juventus, and disharmony in the dressing room bringing an end to his 18 months in charge.

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Various reports have suggested Arsenal will seek talks with Ancelotti after his dismissal, with the highly experienced coach unlikely to remain a free agent for too long.

Eriksson is one who thinks that would be a good idea and Ancelotti would fit in well at ‘world-class’ Arsenal.

“I am sure he will soon find a new bench, where he can return to express his greatness,” he told Calcio Napoli.

“Yesterday I saw the Napoli game, they played fantastic football, bringing home a great victory.

“Ancelotti’s return to the Premier would be good for him. For him, everything would be possible.

“He is a top manager, a coach who knows managing large groups and big teams, and then Arsenal is a world-class club, it would be nice to see Carlo on the Gunners bench.”