BREAKING NEWS: Carlo Ancelotti named Chelsea Manager
In a huge breaking story today, Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has been re-appointed as the new Chelsea manager - signing a one year contract with the North London giants.
Chelsea have confirmed that - despite rumours that they were in deep discussions with Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola -Carlo Ancelotti will replace Jose Mourinho as Chelsea manager.
Carlo Ancelotti is one of the best and most experienced coaches in the soccer business. He was currently unemployed and due to his deep affection towards Chelsea, Ancelotti accepted the job.
After his successful career as a player, Ancelotti decided to work as a soccer coach. His first job was at the Italian national team. There, he worked as an assistant coach for Arrigo Sacchi between 1992 and 1995 and could reach the final of the FIFA World Cup 1994 in the USA. In summer 1995, Ancelotti signed with Reggiana from the Italian Serie B. He succeeded in his first year as coach and led the team to their promotion to the Serie A.
After just one season at Reggiana, Ancelotti moved to AC Parma in the summer of 1996. Surprisingly, in his first season at Parma (1996-97), his club placed runner-up in Serie A. In February 1999, he replaced the retiring Marcello Lippi as coach of Juventus. Ancelotti could not win the required national and international titles and was replaced by Lippi in 2001.
He became the new coach of AC Milan. At this time, the club was in a serious crisis. Ancelotti led the Milanese to the semifinals of the UEFA Cup in 2001/02 and finished the season in fourth place.
In the 2002/03 season, Carlo Ancelotti could sign Andrea Pirlo and Rui Costa. They became Milan's most important players. In the 2002/03 Champions League season, the team played in the final against Juventus and was able to defeat them on penalties. In the 2003/04 season, the Brazilian midfielder Kaká signed a contract with AC Milan. With Kaká as a key player, Ancelotti led AC Milan to win the European Super Cup and league title in the following season.
By winning the UEFA Champions League in 2003, Ancelotti became one of a few people to win this title as player and coach. At the beginning of June 2007, Ancelotti extended his contract until 2010.
In 2007, Carlo Ancelotti won the UEFA Champions League for a second time, making him one of few coaches to ever accomplish this feat.
On June 1, 2009, Carlo Ancelotti became the new coach of Chelsea FC. In his first competitive game, he won the FA Community Shield against Manchester United on penalties.
On May 9, 2010, Ancelotti won the English championship a point ahead of Manchester United. In the season 2010/2011, Ancelotti's team was not as successful and he was fired.
For the year 2011-12, he took over the French team Paris Saint-Germain. The club had signed top players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva won the league title at the end of the season.
Nevertheless, he was asked to replace José Mourinho as coach of Real Madrid.
For the 2013/14 season, Ancelotti signed with the Spanish giants Real Madrid. He signed a three-year contract until June 2016. Ancelotti won the Champions League with Real Madrid ending their drought. But due to bad performances the next season, he was sacked.
This will be Ancelotti's second innings with Chelsea. He is already in the good books of Chelsea's fans and looking at this annoucement, Ancelotti might have patched things up with Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich and looks to defend the premier League title with Chelsea.