Carlo Ancelotti Named PSG Boss: Italian Sets His Sights On David Beckham as First Signing

Italian takes over at Parc des Princes.

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Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has been confirmed as the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain.

The Italian, 52, was announced as manager at a news conference at the Parc des Princes stadium on Friday.

“I think I can do good work here,” said Ancelotti. “We have all the conditions to succeed. I am delighted and very enthusiastic about this project.”

Antoine Kombouare, who led PSG to the top of the French league, had been sacked by the club just hours earlier.

The French side released a statement saying: “After two years in which he served with passion as PSG coach, Antoine Kombouare has left as of this date.

“PSG would like to thank him for the professionalism he has shown throughout his work and expresses its best wishes for his success in his new endeavours.

“For his part, Antoine Kombouare expressed gratitude to PSG for the confidence it had shown in him over the years. He remains the biggest supporter of the club and will continue to support it in the coming years.”


It seems more than a tad harsh to sack Antoine Kombouare given that PSG sit at the top of Ligue 1 at the half-way point but it appears that the Parc des Princes owners wanted to bring in a high profile man to lead the club into a new era and Carlo Ancelotti may well be a very suitable man for the job.

Ancelotti has set his sights on a number of January targets including a trio of Chelsea stars in the form of Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda and Alex. However top of his wish-list is England veteran David Beckham who PSG hope will make the move from the LA Galaxy to Paris.

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