Carlo Ancelotti

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Carlo Ancelotti
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0Full Name Carlo Ancelotti
0Date of Birth 10 June 1959
0Place of Birth Reggiolo, Italy
0Chelsea career 2009–2011
0Win percentage 62%
0Honours Premier League: '10
FA Cup: '10
Community Shield: '09
0Other clubs Reggiana
Paris Saint-Germain
Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti (born 10 June, 1959) was manager of Chelsea from June 2009 to May 2011. In his first season in charge he led the club to the league & FA Cup double, becoming the first Chelsea manager to achieve the feat, and the first Italian manager to win the Premier League title. Previously a notable player for Roma and AC Milan, he had also managed the Rossoneri to two Champions League titles prior to joining Chelsea. After leaving Stamford Bridge he would go on to enjoy further success at Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.


Before Chelsea

Born in Reggio Emilia in northern Italy, Ancelotti started his playing career with Parma. He moved to AS Roma in 1979, and won the Scudetto and four Italian Cups. He is most famous for featuring in the great AC Milan side of the late 1980s, along side such players as Ruud Gullit, Marco van Basten and Roberto Donadoni, winning the European Cup in 1989 and 1990, before retiring in 1992. He was capped by Italy 17 times, appearing in the 1986 and 1990 World Cup Finals.

Ancelotti took his first managerial role with Reggiana, and led them to promotion to Serie A in 1996. He spent two years as manager of Juventus, although they finished as Serie A runners-up two years in succession. In 2001, he was appointed coach of AC Milan and led the club to the Scudetto (in 2004) and two UEFA Champions League titles (in 2003 and 2007).

Chelsea career


Ancelotti resigned as Milan coach on 31 May 2009, and a day later was confirmed as the new manager of Chelsea. In his first competitive game Chelsea won the Community Shield, beating Manchester United on penalties at Wembley. In his first four months in charge, Ancelotti led Chelsea to league wins over Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool, but suffered setbacks with losses to Aston Villa and Wigan.

In the New Year Ancelotti engendered a free-scoring style of play, resulting in several high-scoring victories, including a 7-2 win over Sunderland and a 7-1 victory over Aston Villa. In March, a defeat in the Champions League first knockout round against Inter Milan and a draw away to Blackburn Rovers marked a low point in the season, but Chelsea recovered under Ancelotti's stewardship, a defeat to Tottenham Hotspur the only subsequent match that Chelsea failed to win following the draw at Blackburn. Ancelotti led the Blues to away victories against Manchester United and Liverpool, before an emphatic 8-0 win over Wigan Athletic sealed the Premier League title on the final day of the league season, Chelsea winning the league for the first time since 2006, with Ancelotti becoming the first Italian manager to win the honour. An FA Cup Final victory over Portsmouth followed, Chelsea completing the League & FA Cup Double for the first time in the club's history.


Despite losing the season-opening Community Shield match against Manchester United, Chelsea started the 2010-11 season in the same free-scoring manner in which they had finished 2009-10, beating Roberto Di Matteo's's newly promoted West Bromwich Albion side 6-0 at Stamford Bridge, before winning by the same margin away at Wigan Athletic. Defeats against Newcastle United and Manchester City were early signs of a vulnerability to Ancelotti's side however. Though continuing to notch good results throughout October, Chelsea's football lacked the fluency of the previous season, and a disastrous sequence of results over the Christmas period put a huge dent in the club's ambitions for the season. Over the two months from 7 November Chelsea won just three out of thirteen games in all competitions, but it was the five losses and four draws from eleven Premier League matches that left Ancelotti with an enormous task to retain the league title he had won in his first season in England. Despite a home loss against Liverpool and losing on penalties to Everton in the FA Cup, Chelsea's form improved following this sequence, and a 2-1 win over Manchester United (Ancelotti's third win in three league games against Sir Alex Ferguson's side) gave the Blues renewed impetus in attempting to retain their title. Defeat in the Champions League to the same opposition was a disappointing end to Chelsea's European campaign however, and meant Ancelotti had lost both legs while exiting the competition for the second consecutive season. Another defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford ended Chelsea's faint title hopes and a defeat against Everton on the final day of the season would prove to be Ancelotti's final game in charge, the Italian relieved of his duties within two hours of the final whistle. [1] Despite a disappointing second season, during which the Italian wasn't helped by injuries to top players, and the standard of football was relatively poor, Ancelotti's place in Chelsea's history as the Blues' first double-winning manager had been earned in his first term.

After Chelsea

Ancelotti joined Paris Saint-Germain as manager in December 2011 after the club had sacked Antoine Kombouaré despite being top of the league, but the former Chelsea boss couldn't guide his new side to the league title; the Parisians finishing as runners-up behind Montepellier. Ancelotti's first full season proved to be more successful, PSG winning Ligue 1. They also reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, losing on away goals to Barcelona. In the summer of 2013 Ancelotti was appointed manager of Real Madrid, replacing returning Chelsea manager José Mourinho. In 2014 he delivered Real Madrid's 10th UEFA Champions League title; the elusive Décima.

Managerial record

P W D L GF GA GD Win %
League 76 48 13 15 172 65 +107 63%
FA Cup 9 7 2 0 26 3 +23 77%
Lg Cup 4 2 1 1 11 7 +4 50%
Europe 18 10 3 5 29 14 +15 59%
Other 2 0 1 1 3 5 -2 0%
Total 109 67 20 22 241 94 +147 62%

Career managerial honours


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Drake (1952–61) • Docherty (1961–67) • Sexton (1967–74) • Suart (1974–75) • McCreadie (1975–77) • Shellito (1977–78)
Blanchflower (1978–79) • Hurst (1979–81) • Neal (1981–85) • Hollins (1985–88) • Campbell (1988–91)
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Mourinho (2004–07) • Grant (2007–08) • Scolari (2008–09) • Hiddink (2009) • Ancelotti (2009–11)
Villas-Boas (2011–12) • Di Matteo (2012) • Benítez (2012–13) • Mourinho (2013–15) • Hiddink (2015–16)
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