Sir Alex Ferguson praises 'job well done' by Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea

02 April 2010 12:24
Carlo Ancelotti has done a 'good job' in his first year as boss of Chelsea, according to Sir Alex Ferguson.[LNB]Ancelotti has endured a mixed debut campaign after being installed as the Blues' fifth manager in three seasons.[LNB]Defeat to Inter Milan in the Champions League first knock-out round was a blow, while Chelsea head to Manchester United tomorrow for the Premier League title showdown having not made the most of the six defeats suffered by the Old Trafford outfit this term.[LNB] Men at work: There is a mutual respect between Sir Alex Ferguson (right) and Chelsea's Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti [LNB]Yet the Italian has brought a sense of stability to Stamford Bridge after recent upheavals and they could yet end the campaign with a domestic double given an FA Cup semi-final against Aston Villa awaits at Wembley next Saturday.[LNB]And, although he will not be offering any favours tomorrow, Ferguson believes the former AC Milan coach has every reason to be satisfied with his efforts. [LNB]'There has been no failure on Carlo Ancelotti's part at all,' said the United chief. 'He has done the job well.[LNB]'He is a man of great experience. He has won two European Cups as a coach and was a great player.[LNB]'You are talking about a pretty high competition level; in Europe and everything, and at this moment in time Chelsea are only a point behind us and they are in the semi-final of the FA Cup.[LNB]'The disappointment would be being knocked out in Europe. But it was a really strong performance from Inter Milan to knock them out. [LNB]'Overall, I think he has done a good job.' [LNB]  

Source: Daily_Mail