Carlo Ancelotti, 49, has been officially appointed as the Chelsea FC manager. Ancelotti left AC Milan yesterday after a 2-0 win away at Fiorentina, and today he was confirmed as Chelsea coach. Although the Italian manager had one more year contract at Milan, he decided that it was the perfect time to leave Milan after 8 successful years which saw the club becoming the most awarded intercontinental club in the world.
Ancelotti signed a three-year deal with Chelsea and he will start as of July 1, while the Milan’s new coach is Leonardo. Although he doesn’t speak English, Carletto thinks this is a very big challenge and he shouldn’t miss the opportunity in coaching one of the best teams in the best soccer league in the world. It has been rumored for a long time that the former AC Milan manager will go to Chelsea, but so far Roman Abramovich didn’t convince Carlo to come to London.
Abramovich wants his team to have a personality and Ancelotti is the perfect man to make Chelsea a team with a certain syle of play. The Russian owner of Chelsea likes the personality of teams like rivals Manchester United or even like AC Milan where Ancelotti won two UEFA Champions League titles, lost another CL final, one Coppa Italia (Italian Cup), one Seria A title (Italian league), one Italian Super Cup, two European Super Cups, and one Club World Cup championship.
The Italian manager won 8 titles in 8 years with Milan, and he previously coached Parma and Juventus Torino. Yesterday’s game was the final game not only for Carlo Ancelotti as Paolo Maldini retired from professional football after playing 25 years at Milan, with more than 900 appearances for the club and 126 caps for Italy’s national team.
It is rumored that Ancelotti will take a few players from Milan to Chelsea. Andrea Pirlo, Clarence Seedorf, and Ricardo Kaka are the most likely to go to the London outfit, however, Milan won’t let go Pirlo because it’s an important part of the team while Kaka stated the he won’t leave Milan and he will probably become the captain after Maldini’s retirement. Milan would allow Seedorf to leave as he isn’t among fans’ favorites and at 33 years he is considered old and dispensable.
The rumors will continue, however, it is now certain that Carlo Ancelotti signed a three-year contract with Chelsea FC and we should hear more about the Stamford Bridge team soon.
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