Carlo Ancelotti sacked as Chelsea manager

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Chelsea have moved quickly to sack manager Carlo Ancelotti with immediate effect after
their season came to an end against Everton on Sunday.

The Blues boss has been under pressure after seeing his side fail to defend the Premier
League and FA Cup Double achieved in Ancelotti's first season despite several big money
signings.

The Stamford Bridge outift were also knocked out of the Champions League by rivals
Manchester United, with that trophy in particular the prime target of club owner Roman
Abramovich and the Italian has paid for that failure with his job.

Ancelotti's case was not helped after the signing of Fernando Torres in January for £50
millon failed to spark a mid-season revival.

Torres has scored just one goal since his move from Liverpool and although the signing
of David Luiz has proved more successful, it was not enough to turn Chelsea's season
around.

The statement read: "Chelsea Football Club can confirm that Carlo Ancelotti 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 performances 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.

				
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