Stamford Bridge boss axed.
Chelsea have sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti. The Blues boss has been axed just a couple of hours after the West London side lost to Everton at Goodison Park. The news was announced on the club’s official website and comes after the club’s trophy-less season in three years.
A club statement read: “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.”
“Chelsea’s long-term football objectives and ambitions remain unchanged and we will now be concentrating all our efforts on identifying a new manager.”
The 51 year old helped Chelsea to a league and cup double last season and is now favourite to take over at Roma, who are currently lead by caretaker boss Vincenzo Montella. Ancelotti had a highly successful spell as a player at the Stadio Olimpico.
Ancelotti won 67 out of 108 games as boss of the Premier League side and may well feel hard done by given that he managed to rally his side to finish as runners-up this season.