When Carlo Ancelotti took over at PSG it seemed inevitable that he would be linked with several Chelsea players. He was a popular coach in the dressing room, had some success with the old guard in his first season, and inherited a ridiculously rich and ambitious club. That made questions pretty easy to come by for the French media...simply ask Carlo about his former club and you'll have no shortage of stuff to write about. To their credit, Carlo has seemed more than happy to oblige them with some relatively discussion worthy quotes thus far. Several days ago poppa Carlo gave us this tidbit about Fernando Torres. Today Carlo struck again, indulging the media by answering some questions about Chelsea legend Didier Drogba. According to Carlo:
Coaching Chelsea in the midst of a major generational change is complicated. Look at Torres and his crisis. If you decide you are going to invest in him, you have to sell Drogba. Didier is like Pippo Inzaghi at Milan. He tends to swallow up all his competitors. It is not because they are evil, they are just like that.
It's good to know that Drogs isn't inherently evil (despite what Arsenal fans may believe), but that isn't really the part of the quote that stood out for me. Ancelotti is clearly hinting that Fernando would be best served if there was less competition, although you really have to question his motives there. PSG need a striker, and they are probably on the short list of clubs that could afford Droggles' wages. Ancelotti clearly enjoyed working with the big Ivorian and from all reports the feeling was mutual.
I don't think it would come to the surprise of many here if Drogba was among the crowd that exits Stamford Bridge this summer. That doesn't mean he's not a useful piece to this season's squad, especially after allowing Nicolas Anelka to leave. While I really appreciate everything Carlo did in his time here I doubt I'm alone in wishing he'd just shut his mouth when asked about how he'd deal with the Chelsea roster in the future. Focus on PSG Carlo, it will leave Chelsea fans with a better memory of your time here.