As one former Blues man lifts the Serie A title another finds himself out of a job!
Italian giants Juventus have sacked Claudio Ranieri as manager following a run of seven matches without victory.
The former Chelsea boss, 57, has been replaced by former Italy defender and Juventus youth team coach Ciro Ferrara.
A 2-2 home draw against Atalanta on Sunday left Juventus in fourth place in Serie A, a point above Fiorentina in the Champions League qualifying places.
Ranieri joined Juventus in 2007 and guided them to third in the league, but has suffered an inconsistent season.
General manager Jean Claude Blanc said: “We have taken this decision as a last resort when the team is not playing well.
“We are convinced that this will deliver a clear message to the players: these final two games are fundamental and need to be played to the very best of their ability.
“Everybody has got to take responsibility.”
Ranieri has ultimately paid the price for a decline which started shortly after Juve’s elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Chelsea in March. (BBC Sport)
Some say never go back and in this instance maybe that’s correct. In my view the Old Lady of Italian football has acted very hastily given the former Stamford Bridge man has guided them back to Serie A and got them back in the running for major trophies after the whole match fixing scandal in Italy greatly damaged the Turin club.
Do any Chelsea fans think he could be a decent replacement for the soon to be outgoing Guus Hiddink?