Report: Former Chelsea FC manager Carlo Ancelotti to take over at PSG

COBHAM ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Manager Carlo Ancelotti speaks to the media at the Chelsea Press Conference on February 4 2011 in Cobham England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

According to reports out of France PSG will be announcing that double winning manager Carlo Ancelotti will be taking the reins in Paris for the Ligue 1 leading side. Paris Saint Germain is currently on their winter break and training in Dubai, so the timing of the move is unlikely to cause massive disruption to the team. While no official announcement has been made, ESPN had an interesting note in their article:

Pierre Octave Arrighi, head of operations at PSG, confirmed Ancelotti's presence after a day of fervent speculation , but said no announcements would be made on Wednesday evening

If true, and it does appear it is, the report is excellent news for Carlo as he's joining a club with the resources at hand to dominate Ligue 1 for a very long time. It's also probably going to lead to endless speculation involving a number of Chelsea players. Ancelotti had excellent relationships with quite a few of the old guard here and PSG can clearly take on some rather large wages. The combination of those two factors will likely lead to several very high profile names being linked by the media to the french outfit. While there will no doubt be legitimate interest in some of these players, please keep in mind the tendencies of the media to take the easy way out in many of their stories and make up rumors involving managers raiding their former clubs.

While I wasn't the biggest fan of Carlo's non-rotational squad management I pretty much liked everything else about him. I really wish him well at PSG and hope that club can help return Ligue 1 to their former lofty status. I'll even forgive him his non-use of our youngsters if he sends some decent money our way for a few older or out of favor players. Best of luck in Paris Carlo...

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