22 May '11, 7pm

Football: Chelsea fire Ancelotti

Football: Chelsea fire Ancelotti

LONDON: Chelsea fired manager Carlo Ancelotti on Sunday, after a 1-0 loss at Everton completed a season which had "fallen short of expectations", the club said in a statement. "Chelsea Football Club can confirm that Carlo Ancelotti parted company with the club today," a statement on Chelsea's website read. "The owner and board would like to thank Carlo for his contribution and achievements since taking over as manager in July 2009, which included winning the Double for the first time in the club's history. "However, 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." Former AC Milan manager Ancelotti had been a popular fig...

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