On This Day in 2009: Chelsea appoint Carlo Ancelotti as boss

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Carlo Ancelotti was confirmed as Chelsea boss on this day in 2009.

He officially took charge on July 1, having left AC Milan, and here the PA news agency looks at his time at Stamford Bridge.

2008-09 campaign

Soccer – Luiz Felipe Scolari Filer
Luiz Felipe Scolari failed to last the season at Chelsea (Rebecca Naden/PA)

Ancelotti’s appointment

Carlo Ancelotti signed a three-year deal at Stamford Bridge
Carlo Ancelotti signed a three-year deal at Stamford Bridge (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Ancelotti’s Chelsea career

Soccer – Barclays Premier League – Chelsea v Manchester City – Stamford Bridge
Chelsea spent £50million on Fernando Torres when Ancelotti was boss (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Future clubs

Ancelotti joined Paris St Germain at the end of 2011, winning Ligue 1 in 2013, before leaving for Real Madrid. He signed Gareth Bale for Madrid and won the Champions League in 2014 but never claimed LaLiga. Spells at Bayern Munich and Napoli followed. The Italian was appointed Everton manager in December last year to mark a return to the Premier League for the first time since he left Chelsea.

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