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The New Chelsea Manager? …really? by groundsman
June 3, 2008, 2:10 pm
Filed under: AC Milan, Avram Grant, Carlo Ancelotti, Chelsea, football, Inter, Jose Mourinho

Well, well, well… 

LONDON (AFP) – Chelsea have agreed a deal with Carlo Ancelotti’s representatives for the AC Milan coach to take charge at Stamford Bridge, according to reports on Tuesday.

The Champions League finalists have stepped up their search for a successor to Avram Grant, who was sacked last month, and Sky Sports News claimed talks with Ancelotti’s advisors reached a swift, successful conclusion.

However, although the Blues apparently have Ancelotti lined up, Milan have yet to agree to release their coach.

Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani insisted at the weekend that the club had turned down Chelsea’s request to hold talks with Ancelotti, prompting suggestions that Blackburn manager Mark Hughes, a former Chelsea player, was the new favourite.

Now it appears Ancelotti, who led Milan to the Champions League in 2003 and 2007 and Serie A in 2004, is back in pole position for the Chelsea hotseat.

Is Ancelotti going to do much better with Jose’s old players than Avram did?  I’m fairly certain one Frank Lampard will let down a rope in the dead of night and shimmy down to Inter to be with his old coach, with Ricardo Carvalho hanging on to his coattails. 

Clippings:

Mark Hughes wants to join Shinawatra’s Man City, and feeling’s mutual

See? It can be done! Aston Villa are promoting a charity for their shirt front advertising

Since when did Jose cease to be special?  I think he’s just going to come up with a better superlative.

Just a few days until Euro2008 begins! I’m still looking for a team to support.  Help a girl out with keen suggestions in the comments section, or make your own decision with this very thorough Euro2008 Team Preview.

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