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Backroom staff follow Ancelotti out of Chelsea

Carlo Ancelotti's backroom team have followed him out the Chelsea door.

The Guardian says Blues chief Ron Gourlay informed Ancelotti in a corridor at Goodison Park after defeat to Everton.

Gourlay apparently wished to inform the Italian of his dismissal before the players departed on their summer holidays, with Ancelotti and his assistant Bruno Demichelis, who has also left together with the scouts Luigi La Sala and Giorgio Ciaschini, effectively saying their farewells on the flight back to London on Sunday night after the axe had fallen.

He is expected to collect compensation to cover the remaining 12 months of his three-year contract, worth around £6m. However, it is understood that Chelsea may attempt to work a clause into Ancelotti's compensation package that prohibits him from managing another Premier League club.

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