My tribe

Chelsea sacked Ancelotti inside Goodison Park corridor

Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by Chelsea in the corridors of Goodison Park yesterday.

The Guardian says last year's Double-winning manager was informed of Chelsea's decision in a corridor at Goodison Park.

Ancelotti was allowed to undertake his post-match press duties following the 1-0 defeat by Everton, a result which did not affect Chelsea's second?place finish, and had expected to meet the club's hierarchy this week to discuss his future. However, the chief executive, Ron Gourlay, was waiting for him at the foot of the stairs outside the media suite and duly informed him that he was to be relieved of his duties with immediate effect.

Despite last year's success the club pointed to performances this season having "fallen short of expectations" in reaching their decision, with this technically the least successful campaign - in terms of progress in Europe and trophies gleaned - of the Roman Abramovich era to date. The Russian oligarch was not present at Everton but will now be looking for his seventh manager in eight years at Stamford Bridge.

 It's kicking off again! Click here for your No1 source for Chelsea transfer market news and gossip.

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?