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Ancelotti - Capello was surly

05 Jun 2009 08:05:26

Ancelotti - Capello was surly

New Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has criticised the way England boss Fabio Capello used to treat his players. The former AC Milan boss played under Capello during the latter stages of his career at San Siro and has questioned his fellow Italian's communication skills in his autobiography. Ancelotti even insisted that Capello was the reason he decided to hang up his boots at the Rossoneri when he relegated the former midfielder to a bit-part player at Milan. Although praising the England manager's understanding of the game, Ancelotti believes that there were certain subjects that were off limits when it came to communicating with the 62-year-old. "Capello read games brilliantly that was his best quality," he said. "From that point of view, hats off to him. Surly "On a human level, well the situation changed. He was surly, he didn't have a dialogue with the players, above all he didn't like to talk to us about technical issues. "The discussion on certain questions was not relevant to him - it didn't exist." As soon as Capello took over at San Siro he relegated Ancelotti to the bench, after he had been a regular in the great Arrigo Sacchi side of the 1980s. Unhappy at playing second fiddle. the Blues manager decided to call time on his playing career at the age of just 32 and joined Sacchi in the Italy national team set-up. "The first season without Sacchi would be my last at Milan. At the start I struggled to accept that role as an extra, then I just got used to it," he added. "When I decided that this would be my last championship, I never had a second thought. "Capello wanted to make me change my mind but there was no way back."


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