Ancelotti Hints Premier League Return

Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has hinted at a return to management in the English Premier League. The Italian was sacked as Chelsea boss just hours after a 1-0 defeat to Everton in May despite winning the league the season before and finishing second to Manchester United at the end of the 2010/11 campaign. The two-time Champions League-winning boss with AC Milan said he would love to return to England…

November 10, 2011

Carlo Ancelotti: I thought I Could Stay Longer At Chelsea

Carlo Ancelotti has signalled his intention to return to football and his admiration for the English Premier League. The Italian, sacked by Chelsea in May, just a year after winning a Double, still lives near the Blues’ Cobham training ground complex and continues to keenly follow English football. “I love London. I love England. I love the football in England. The culture of the football. The atmosphere at the grounds….

September 24, 2011

Anelka In No Hurry To Quit Chelsea

Nicolas Anelka has insisted he has yet to make up his mind whether to quit Chelsea at the end of the season. Manager Andre Villas-Boas last week claimed the striker had indicated he wished to leave the club when his contract expires next summer. Anelka turns 33 in March and his future at Chelsea looked under threat when former boss Carlo Ancelotti was sacked at the end of last season….

September 21, 2011

Andres Villas-Boas Targets European Glory

Chelsea manager Andres Villas-Boas has vowed to bring Champions League glory to Stamford Bridge. Roman Abramovich is determined to witness Chelsea lift the Champions League trophy under his ownership after seeing Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Guus Hiddink and Carlo Ancelotti all fail. The Blues came closest to being crowned kings of Europe under Grant when they reached the final in 2008, only to be defeated on penalties…

July 18, 2011

Alex Ferguson May Escape Sanction

Sir Alex Ferguson is unlikely to face sanction from the Premier League if he makes wholesale changes when Blackpool visit Old Trafford on Sunday with their top?flight survival at stake. The United manager has a Champions League final with Barcelona to consider six days after the end to the domestic season and will rotate his resources accordingly, having secured a record 19th league championship at Blackburn Rovers. Despite Blackpool and…

May 17, 2011

Timing Not Ideal For Fernando Torres: Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti will restore Fernando Torres to his starting line-up against Newcastle with an admission that Chelsea’s failure to secure the Spain international’s services from Liverpool last summer, rather than in mid-season, has seriously hampered his impact to date for the London club. Attempts were made to secure both Torres and David Luiz, from Benfica, at the end of last season only for bids to be knocked back. Their clubs…

May 14, 2011