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Daily Schmankerl: If Tuchel to Bayern then Ancelotti to PSG?; Alaba is a new papa; Hansi Flick... eSports prodigy?; AND MORE!

Carlo Ancelotti might be returning to his old stomping grounds, David Alaba is a new papa, and more in today's Schmankerl!

Napoli’s Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti enters the pitch... Photo by Salvatore Laporta/KONTROLAB/LightRocket via Getty Images

Could Carlo Ancelotti return to PSG if Tuchel goes to Bayern? (Daily Mail)

The fall has not been kind to Carlo Ancelotti. The Napoli manager has struggled to get his team to perform in Serie A this year, and they currently sit eight points out of a Champions League spot. Now, there are rumors that he's on the way out and could be heading back to France.

Under pressure Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti could make a surprise return to the Paris Saint-Germain hotseat, according to a report in France.

Of course, all of this hinges on whether or not Bayern pull the trigger on hiring Thomas Tuchel away from PSG.

And Foot Mercato believe that Ancelotti could once again take up the reins in the French capital should Thomas Tuchel become Bayern Munich’s new manager.

Alphonso Davies named Canadian male player of November (

Hurray for Mr. November, Alphonso Davies!

Davies started at left back in all six matches for Bayern during the month of November, including back-to-back wins in UEFA Champions League as the German club clinched first place in Group B and earned a spot in the Round of 16.

Ginter is coming... back (

That’s right: Ginter is coming. Or rather he will already be there when Bayern Munich comes to Mönchengladbach to play the current top team in the Bundesliga. Ginter has gotten over some muscular issues and rejoined team training on Wednesday. He said of Saturday’s match-up, “We want to make it as difficult as possible for Bayern, but they possess great quality. That’s where the hard part comes in.”

Ginter’s fellow 2014 World Cup champion, Christoph Kramer said,

We need to show what has made us strong in recent weeks against top opponents; be brave in possession, stick to our game plan and to prevent Bayern from executing theirs.

Bayern are currently in high spirits. To conquer them we need a perfect day and for them to have a not so good one.

Gladbach has won five home games in a row, so Bayern will indeed need to play their collective best after a disappointing loss to Bayer Leverkusen last week. “We are looking forward to the game,” said goalkeeper Yann Sommer.

Congratulations, David and Shalimar!

Chris Richards nominated for US Soccer award (

Bayern II defender Chris Richards has been nominated by the United States Soccer Federation as the nation’s top young player. He joins Ajax defender Segino Dest, FC Dallas midfielder Paxton Pomykal, Sporting Kansas City midfielder Gianluca Busio, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Giovanni Reyna, and FC Dallas forward Ricardo Pepi. Of the group. it’s almost assured that Dest will win the award, after breaking into the Ajax first team this summer and becoming a regular starter for the club.

Hansi Flick, eSports pioneer! (Augsburger Allgemeine)

After Monday’s announcement that Bayern were looking at getting into eSports, many people were wondering about the future Bayern eSports star. However, is he already at Säbener Straße? Augsburger Allgemeine unearthed this picture of Hansi Flick playing some type of game oh so many years ago!

SHOCK: Copa America 2020 unveils a likable, relevant mascot!

It’s very rare these days that an international sporting event delivers on giving us a delightfully adorable mascot, but WAIT HERE COMES THE 2020 COPA AMERICA! The mascot for next summer’s tournament is Pibe! Look at this glorious pup!

The End of the Legal Road for the Hillsborough Disaster

In 1989, 94 Liverpool fans tragically lost their lives at an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest. After decades of lawsuits, follow on inquests and investigations and criminal cases it looks like the legal side of the story can finally be closed. Former police superintendent David Duckenfield was found not guilty of gross negligence manslaughter in his second trial.

AS Roma Lay A Wreath At Hillsborough Memorial In Anfield Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

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