5 Reasons Why Roman Abramovich Sacked Carlo Ancelotti

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5 Reasons Why Roman Abramovich Sacked Carlo Ancelotti
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15 years ago, an increasingly frustrated 29-year-old Gianfranco Zola warmed the Parma benches, as Carlo Ancelotti strutted up and down the touch lines.

Ancelotti had made up his mind; Zola would either play out of position, or warm the benches – no ifs, ands or buts.

15 years later, an apprehensive 51-year-old Carlo Ancelotti stared impassively at his mobile phone, perhaps aware that whilst he escaped the rapture, there would be no escaping the Russian’s ruthlessness.

Roman Abramovich had made up his mind: arrivederci Ancelotti—no ifs, ands or buts.

Here are the five reasons why Abramovich sacked Ancelotti. 

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