Ancelotti goes to Chelsea

Chelsea have confirmed the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager. The Italian has signed a three-year contract with the London club, continuing a tradition of Italian ties to The Blues.
Gianfranco Zola was one of the first Italians to join the Premier League when he was signed by Chelsea in 1996 and is considered by fans at the Bridge to be one of their greatest ever players. Claudio Ranieri also joined the club as manager in 2000 and went on to sign Frank Lampard. Swiss-Italian Robert Matteo also enjoyed success with Chelsea, among other things scoring the fastest goal in an FA Cup Final (43 seconds) in 1997 which Chelsea went on to win. Gianluca Vialli also had a chequered career at Stamford Bridge as both player and coach/manager, although he guided Chelsea to an FA Cup final triumph over Aston Villa in 2000.
Chelsea have just won this year’s FA Cup at Wenbly beating Everton 2-1, although ironically Di Matteo’s fastest goal record was broken by Everton.

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