This week in Chelsea football has been dominated by rumors involving Carlo Ancelotti.
The current AC Milan manager was strongly linked with the Blues' vacant managerial position in the summer and now it appears the 49-year-old is at the top of the list once again. Stories have varied, with some going as far as to say a pre-contract agreement has already been struck between the two parties.
Ancelotti has strongly denied this, and even pledged his future to Milan earlier in the week. There were even reports suggesting Chelsea had given the manager an ultimatum in the wake of his denials.
The most revealing news, however, was that of Milan president Silvio Berlusconi vehemently attacking Ancelotti's tactics this season. The first sentence of the quote says it all, really.
"We lost the title because of Ancelotti," Berlusconi was quoted as saying this week. "Many times we did not use the right tactics. We have so many good ball players and should have based our football on this asset, but we did the opposite."
Whoa. So does this mean Milan are done with the man who has won a pair of Champions League titles. Not so much. The latest developments say Berlusconi was misquoted. The club's general manager, Adriano Galliani, had this to say: "I just spoke on the telephone with president Berlusconi and he was flabbergasted to read what was written. I have also talked with him over the past few days and his ideas were not the same as those attributed to him."
Hell, the Sun reckons Chelsea will unveil Ancelotti tomorrow. Watch this space.
Enough with all this nonsense. Give me something I can use, like a user poll? Those are about as concrete as it gets I'd say.
So people, let me know what you think. Will Carlo lead the Blues next season. Or will we be forced to settle for someone like Marco Van Basten? Please, no.