Guus Hiddink is the short-term answer at Chelsea, but for all intents and purposes, he isn’t the manager for the future. The club is currently chasing a host of names to gauge their interest, but one manager has told Chelsea to cross his name off the list. He doesn’t want to leave his current job.
Carlo Ancelotti has told Chelsea he will not leave AC Milan to coach the Blues next season.
Guus Hiddink will manage the side until the end of the season, but Ancelotti is reportedly owner Roman Abramovich’s main candidate to replace Luiz Felipe Scolari in the long term.
However, AC Milan coach Ancelotti, who is under contract until June 2010, told calciomercato: “The only club that has made a move to sign me has been Chelsea.
“In the summer I met Abramovich but I didn’t want to leave AC Milan. The same thing happens now, I am not thinking about leaving.” (ESPN Soccernet)
Ancelotti is one of the best managers in the world, so it’s not surprising to hear his name linked with the London club. But based on where he is right now, a move to Chelsea would be nothing more than a lateral shift.
Considering some of the other names being linked with the club, having Ancelotti’s name crossed off the list isn’t that big of a loss. They club will still come up with a big name manager in the end.