Arsene Wenger is reportedly ahead of Jose Mourinho in the race to become the new Milan manager should Gennaro Gattuso be sacked.
Both coaches are currently out of job after leaving their respective clubs this year.
Wenger was ditched by Arsenal in the summer after 22 years in charge of the north London club while Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United on Tuesday following a disastrous start to the season with the club.
Wenger has already indicated interest in returning to work by January 1, while there are claims Mourinho could soon return to management.
Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb claim it is Wenger who is the frontrunner to land the Milan job – should it become available.
As per Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport today, Gattuso has two games to save his job.
Wenger is the favourite to replace the Italian, with former Arenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis now in charge at Milan.
Mourinho has been linked with the Inter post but the Nerazzurri seem happy with boss Luciano Spalletti right now.
Tuttomercatoweb claim Mourinho is most likely to return not to his former club Inter but Real Madrid instead. Real have Santiago Solari in charge at the moment after they sacked Julen Lopetegui.
A new long-term manager will likely be appointed in the summer, which is when Mourinho may well look for a new role.
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