Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed how his previous employer Roman Abrahamovic use to text him especially when his team is going through hard times. The Italian tactician, who is currently the head coach of Serie A side Napoli was hired as the Blues boss in 2009. He won a Premier League and one FA Cup title each during his two-year reign at the Stamford Bridge back then.
The 59-year-old has since then been regarded as one of the best coaches to have handled the team up until now. Ten years down the lane, the Italian remains in contact with his former employer according to reports from SunSport. Sky Italian journalist Fabio Caressa admitted: “Ancelotti told me that Abramovich also texted him, always the same, especially in times when things were not going well. “He only sent him a question mark. “Instead he, the genius, that is, Carlo answered him only with an exclamation mark.”
However, the Italian might not be ready to render any free service for his former club who are currently struggling in the Premier League this campaign. As the current boss Maurizio Sarri coming under increasing pressure over team selection and performances. He has been unable to get the best out of £57 million summers signing Jorginho, as the midfielder looks fatigued after 25 round of EPL matches.
His position in central midfielder has meant N’Golo Kante has been shifted away from his favored anchoring role. He said: “Jorginho needs movement without the ball from the other players because he is used to playing one touch and it’s very difficult to play one touch without the movement of the other players. “So the team in the first 25-30 minutes (against Huddersfield) played very well, we have movements without the ball and for Jorginho it’s easier I think. “We played our football because we moved the ball fast, very well. We didn’t play our backs to the opposing goal line in the last match but we attacked the spaces, so we played our football.”
According to Legit.ng Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been granted Israeli citizenship following his failure to get his UK visa renewed in time according to Goal. The 51-year-old missed out of the Blues FA Cup celebration after beating Manchester United to win their only title last season due to the expiration of his visa. However, his efforts to get the visa renewed have been greeted with loads of rigorous activities by the UK government after the incident of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri who brought in Argentine star Gonzalo Higuain to solve their striking issues will be set for his team as they blues hope to increase their chances of making the top four and also prepare their for their next Premier League game this weekend. Chelsea will also hope to increase their chances of winning the Europa League this season as they prepare to face Malmo this month.