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April 9, 2009

Ancelotti to Chelsea? The Papers Seem to Think It’s a Done Deal


Ancelotti and Hiddink…. Which one is which???

The Sun has reported that Ancelotti is definitely going to Chelsea this summer. As these things are want to do, this news has quickly been picked up around the world as fact. Done deal. Signed and Delivered.

But you’ll have to forgive us if we are still a little suspect.

First off, Milan has denied that Ancelotti is leaving.

Second, despite Hiddink’s prostrations that he is definitely heading back to Russia, if Chelsea continue on their current run than I’m sure Abromovich will make Guus an offer he can’t refuse. He just seems like the right man for the job. (Want proof? Just compare the post-game interview Hiddink gave after Chelsea beat Liverpool to any that Scolari gave during his tenure…. Scolari always looked like he was having a Maalox moment, while Hiddink looked like everything went according to his plans.)

Third, it’s the Sun for criminy’s sake.

And fourth, this move would violate Spectator’s First Rule of European Football: No sane person would ever leave Italy for England except under extraordinary circumstances.

But there you have it. Summer rumors will be summer rumors: Either they happen or they fizzle out and are replaced by the next surefire, it-definitely-will-happen move. Like C-Ron to Real Madrid.



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5 Comments


  1. Whizalen

    I think it’s b.s. too. Ancelotti has never played or coached outside of Italy. Why would he leave for the uncertainty of the EPL and Chelsea when he’s worshiped at Meelan? Doesn’t make sense

    I just looked up his bio. He has a pretty ridiculous trophy cabinet at home


  2. 30f

    And why would any managerial future at Chelsea be a ‘sure thing’ at this point?

    Maybe Hiddink stays or maybe he goes, but I would imagine the games in Russia, CL and the Premiership between now and the summer might play a role in Roman’s decision.

    That, and it IS the Sun.


  3. Andrew

    Whatever. Before this potential deal could ever take place, Barca will have taken over the world with their attractive football, thus rendering any deal moot.

    /non sequituritis


  4. epiblast

    I don’t think the C-Ron to Real Madrid rumor with ever be over until he actually goes. Insert other audaciously incomprehendable rumor thereafter.


  5. Magnakai Haaskivi

    Who would run the Vegas Forensics Lab if he went to Chelsea?



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