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Moupocalypse Today: Ancelotti, Makelele 'Dream Team' emerge; Lippi 'not ready' for Chelsea

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We had already heard from Carlo Ancelotti on this most apocalyptical Monday of the Moupocalypse that was yesterday, wherein he sort of ruled himself out of immediate contention for a possible Chelsea or Bayern job, but then he sort of also didn't say no.  So there's still plenty of room for the Daily Mail (and their hat-trick of byline credits!) to drop the following little nugget.

And on another dramatic day at Stamford Bridge, Carlo Ancelotti and Claude Makelele emerged as a possible Chelsea dream ticket if Mourinho is sacked.

-source: Mail

Given this nightmare of a season, I'm not sure I'm ready for any more dreaming of any kind any time soon, but I suppose reuniting the generally well loved ex-Chelsea duo that helped lead PSG to their first domestic title in a decade in 2012-13 isn't the worst idea.  They were a trio back then, but former assistant Paul Clement has struck out on his own (and is doing quite well) at Derby County since.  Makélélé also tried his hand at being the big boss but lasted less than six months as Bastia last season.

Meanwhile, another Italian manager has been sounded out by the media about the opening at Chelsea that just about everyone assumes will be coming soon.

"I don't know if I'd be ready for a potential call from Chelsea, usually when a club has three or four names in mind these always come out but none of these in the end are ever really signed up. For now, my name hasn't been circulated yet."

-Marcelo Lippi; source: Radio Due via talkSport

Lippi supposedly retired from coaching last November while still in charge of Guangzhou Evergrande — hey, that's where Zhangmos plays!  Remember Zhangmos? He could've saved out season; darn it! — so I'm not sure why he's even being brought up, but he's certainly a famous name thanks to his exploits with Juventus and the Italian national team.