So Roman Abramovich is now looking for his seventh manager in eight years at Chelsea. The reason, it seems, is that he will not be satisfied until his side win the Champions League. Carlo Ancelotti has been on borrowed time since Ji Sun Park scored the goal at Old Trafford that sent Chelsea out of Europe’s premier competition at the quarter-final stage.
The closest anyone has come to winning the trophy for Abramovich, and it was desperately, heart-breakingly close, was Avram Grant. Even that and a second placed finish in the Champions League and the Carling Cup, was nowhere near enough fpr the Israeli to keep his job so I suppose Ancelotti had no chance.