EXCLUSIVE: Come in Carlo - Roman goes for Ancelotti after giving up on Guus
07 April 2009 11:45
Roman Abramovich has identified Carlo Ancelotti as the next manager of Chelsea after conceding he will not be able to keep Guus Hiddink at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of this season.
Abramovich has informed Chelsea's players of the political complications in trying to extract Hiddink permanently from his role as coach of Russia before next year's World Cup. The players stunned their Russian billionaire owner by urging him to bring back Jose Mourinho.
But Abramovich is in no mood to do that, and according to sources in Italy has instead opted for Ancelotti, a 49-year-old Italian who has guided Milan to two European Cups and a Serie A title in eight years at the San Siro.