Carlo Ancelotti leaves Chelsea
Carlo Ancelotti celebrates Chelsea's first League and Cup Double with team captain John Terry
Carlo Ancelotti left his post at Stamford Bridge late last week after rumours surrounding his future as manager of Chelsea.
Ancelotti was confirmed as the new Chelsea manager after agreeing to a three-year contract worth £9 million. This contract made him the highest earning manager in the world. Ancelotti, succeeding temporary replacement Guus Hiddink, became the club's fourth permanent manager in 21 months, following José Mourinho, Avram Grant, and Luiz Felipe Scolari. He is also the third Italian to manage Chelsea, after Gianluca Vialli and Claudio Ranieri.
On 9 August 2009, Ancelotti won his first trophy as Chelsea manager, the Community Shield, beating Manchester United on penalties, following a 2–2 draw. His first Premier League game in charge of the Blues ended in a 2–1 home victory over Hull City on 15 August 2009. Chelsea lost their first game under Ancelotti at the DW Stadium against Wigan Athletic on 26 September, losing 3–1. They were eliminated from the League Cup on 2 December, reaching the quarter-finals stage after a penalty shootout defeat to Blackburn Rovers after a 3–3 draw at Ewood Park. Chelsea crashed out of the Champions League on 16 March 2010 after a 1–3 aggregate loss to Internazionale, having lost both home and away, in the Round of 16 stage.
On 9 May 2010, Ancelotti led Chelsea to win the Premier League title, beating Manchester United by one point and setting scoring records. The team finished the campaign with 103 goals, becoming the first team to score more than 100 goals in the top flight of English football since Tottenham Hotspur in the 1962–63 First Division season (Tottenham finished second). Chelsea secured the title with a 8–0 victory over Wigan Athletic at Stamford Bridge. Ancelotti also became the first Italian manager to win Premier League; and only the fifth manager overall in the league's eighteen seasons.
................................Carlo Ancelotti said:I feel very upset to be leaving this wonderful club, Chelsea are a amazing team and i enjoyed my time here, i wish the club and the next manager all the best for the future.
Allardyce joins Chelsea
Sam Allardyce, born 19 October 1954, is an English football manager and former professional player, most recently in charge of Blackburn Rovers.
Commonly known as Big Sam, Allardyce was manager of Bolton Wanderers from 1999 to 2007. He led Bolton to a League Cup final as well as guiding them to UEFA Cup qualification for the first time in their history.
Following a spell at Newcastle United from 2007 to 2008, Allardyce managed Blackburn from 2008 until 13 December 2010. Roman Abramovich stated he felt the club needed an English manager in charge.
G | W | D | L | Win % |
731| 293| 195| 243| 40.08|
Allardyce's managerial stats
Sam Allardyce said:I was quite shocked actually to get job in the first place as many other managers were in the running for the job, i am delighted to have got the job and i will be looking forward to working with some of the best footballers of this time. I will do my all for the club and try to win as many trophies as possible whilst under contract here.