Italian admitted to losing his cool.
Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that he “tried to kill” one of his players whilst in charge of the club, the Metro reports.
The Italian coach guided the club to a league and FA Cup double during his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge, but was shown the exit by Roman Abramovic just a year later after they failed to replicate that success.
And though Ancelotti has generally enjoyed good relationships with his playing staff whilst in charge of Chelsea, Milan, and Paris Saint Germain, he has said that there was one unnamed player at Stamford Bridge that was not interested in helping his manager.
“We’ve never had any problems with the players, just one time at Chelsea,” he said.
“One player didn’t show respect and I tried to kill him but it wasn’t possible.
“The player is the property of the club and sometimes you cannot do what you want.”
Ancelotti declined to name who the troublesome player was, but did suggest that he had a “well documented history of misdemeanours”.
The former Real Madrid boss also revealed how he was forced to punish star striker Didier Drogba for punctuality reasons, but the clash only served to strain their working relationship.
“One time Drogba arrived 30 minutes late for a game, so he didn’t play, but the key is mutual respect,” Ancelotti added.