Carlo Ancelotti reveals how Roman Abramovich embarrassed him in Chelsea dressing room.

Carlo Ancelotti recalls the time he was left embarrassed by Roman Abramovich

Published 1 Comments

Carlo Ancelotti was a popular figure at Chelsea, amongst the players and the supporters, but that wasn’t enough to spare him from the sack at the end of his second campaign in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Nor was the fact he won the double in his first season with the Blues.

Chelsea finished second at the end of the 2010-11 campaign, nine points behind Manchester United, who also knocked their domestic rivals out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals that season.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article:

Article continues below

Minutes after Chelsea’s final match of the season away to Everton, Ancelotti was unceremoniously sacked in one of the corridors at Goodison Park, according to a report from the Independent at the time.

And now Ancelotti has revealed another story of how the club’s billionaire owner left him feeling embarrassed following the team’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg defeat to United.

Article continues below

Ancelotti reveals the time Abramovich embarrassed him

"It is usual for the owner to come into the dressing room after a game to say hello,” Ancelotti revealed in an interview with FourFourTwo, per ESPN.

Manchester United v Chelsea - UEFA Champions League

"But at that moment, after losing that game, everyone was a little bit embarrassed. There was total silence. I tried to break it with a little speech."

Ancelotti: I haven't spoken much with Abramovich since

Ancelotti, who replaced Pep Guardiola as the manager of Bayern Munich this summer, was also asked if he preferred working for Abramovich, Real Madrid’s Florentino Perez or AC Milan’s Silvio Berlusconi.

"I spent eight years with Berlusconi and I still have a good relationship with him,” the Italian coach added.

AC Milan's president Silvio Berlusconi p

"The fact that these owners sacked me doesn't mean that our relationship is broken. I still get on well with Florentino, and although I haven't spoken much with Abramovich since I left Chelsea, I have no problem with him."

Chelsea went on to win the Champions League

Abramovich would argue that his decision to sack Ancelotti was justified by the fact Chelsea were crowned champions of Europe for the first time in their history 12 months later.

The Russian replaced Ancelotti with Andre Villas-Boas, who was sacked two months before the end of the 2011-12 campaign and replaced by Roberto Di Matteo.

FC Bayern Muenchen v Chelsea FC - UEFA Champions League Final

It was the rookie Italian who led Chelsea to Champions League glory, against all the odds, although he was also sacked by Abramovich six months later.

Was Carlo Ancelotti treated badly for Roman Abramovich? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Carlo Ancelotti
Frank Lampard
UEFA Champions League
Didier Drogba
John Terry

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again