Another day, another candidate for Chelsea’s vacant coachcing position. While it may seem that every coach in Europe is rumoured to be considering a move to Stamford Bridge, the Telegraph reports that one man high on Chelsea’s wish-list will CERTAINLY not move to the club.
“AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has refused Chelsea permission to talk to their coach Carlo Ancelotti. Galliani told AC Milan’s official website: ‘He [Ancelotti] has not met Chelsea, because the English club asked for our permission and naturally everything stopped there. He and another Italian coach were at the top of Chelsea’s list.’
Galliani added: “The fact that Ancelotti is sought after and esteemed pleases me a lot but he remains Milan’s coach”.
If anything, Chelsea’s interest in Ancelotti casts more doubt over who will succeed Jose Mourinho. Ex-Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini seemed to be Chelsea’s top choice, but their interest in Ancelotti makes it seem as if the Blues are not completley sold on Mancini. These statements from Galliani will also be of interest to gamblers, as the bookmakers gave Ancelotti 9/4 odds in becoming the next coach of the Blues (tied for first with ex-Barcelona man Frank Rijkaard).
One Chelsea man who will be happy with this news is Portugese defender Ricardo Carvalho. The Telegraph reports that the solid right-back thinks that Luiz Felipe Scolari, his current coach while on duty for the Portugese national team would be the right man for the job.
The one thing that we are sure about regarding the Blues’ new head man is that nobody is sure what the deal is. Now that Galliani and Carvalho have put their two cents in, what’s your opinion about who WILL and who SHOULD be the new coach for Roman’s men.