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|OFFICIAL: Chelsea sack manager Carlo Ancelotti|
Chelsea have officially announced that Carlo Ancelotti has been relieved of his duties as the club’s manager effective immediately, after his failure to win any silverware this season.
The Blue’s 1-0 defeat away to a 10-man Everton on the final match day proved to be the nail in the coffin for Ancelotti, who departs the club after just two seasons.
So after failing to defend his Premier League and FA Cup crowns, the decision was confirmed on the club’s website just days ago.
The statement read: “Chelsea Football Club can confirm that Carlo Ancelotti has parted company with the club. The owner and board would like to thank Carlo for his contribution and achievements since taking over as manager in July 2009, which included winning the Double for the first time in the club’s history.
“However, this season’s performance have fallen short of expectations and the club feels the time is right to make this change ahead of next season’s preparations. Carlo will always be welcome at Stamford Bridge, where he will be given the reception and respect his position in our history deserves.
“Chelsea’s long-term fooball objectives and ambitions remain unchanged and we will now be concentrating all our efforts on identifying a new manager. There will be no further comment until that appointment is made.”
Ancelotti led Chelsea to a second place finish in the Premier League this season, which again confirms their place amongst Europe’s elite next term. He has been tipped to take over from Vincenzo Montella at AS Roma next season, whilst the likes of Andre Villas-Boas, Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink are all in the running to take over at Chelsea.