And if Ancelotti can match the early good impressions made by his senior countrymen, Chelsea can look forward to heady success. Here we compare Italy's finest.
Related ArticlesCapello must keep home fires burningAncelotti will be a hit, says GerrardTrapattoni belies his ageSport on televisionChelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti: ProfilePremier League Transfer TalkFABIO CAPELLOAGE: 62.BORN: San Canzian d'Isonzo.CLUBS/COUNTRIES MANAGED: AC Milan (2 spells), Real Madrid (2 spells), Roma, Juventus, England.SUCCESS: Italian League (6), Italian Super Cup (4), Champions League, European Super Cup, Spanish League (2).ENGLISH: Promised he would speak the language well when he arrived but remains uncomfortable with his delivery.
GIOVANNI TRAPATTONIAGE: 70.BORN: Cusano Milanino.CLUBS/COUNTRIES MANAGED: AC Milan (2 spells), Juventus (2 spells), Inter Milan, Bayern Munich (2 spells), Cagliari, Fiorentina, Italy, Benfica, Stuttgart, Red Bull Salzburg, Republic of Ireland. SUCCESS: Italian League (7), Italian Cup (2), European Cup, Cup winners Cup, Uefa Cup (3), European Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, German League, German Cup, Portuguese League, Austrian League.ENGLISH?: Struggled when he arrived and while he insists on speaking English at press conference, he still needs an interpreter.
CARLO ANCELOTTIAGE: 49.BORN: Reggiolo.CLUBS/COUNTRIES MANAGED: Reggiana, Parma, Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea. SUCCESS: Italian League, Italian Cup, Italian Super Cup, Champions League (2), Uefa Super Cup, Club World Cup, InterToto Cup.ENGLISH?: Better than he claims. Delivered a new perfect first interview but is promising to speak it fluently before the start of the season.