Chelsea axe Scolari, to hire Ancelotti

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London, Feb 10: The Chelsea Football Club which slipped to fourth place and seven point behind Manchester United fired Phil Scolari the manager of the team. It later said was interested in hiring A C Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti to replace axed Brazilian coach.

The Brazilians sudden departure on Monday, Feb 10 saw owner Roman Abramovich trying to accelerate a deal, but Milan are unlikely to release Ancelotti in mid-season. The Italian coach had turned down the job at Stamford Bridge last summer before it was eventually offered to Scolari.

However Ancelotti is suppose to leave Milan by after the end of season and Chelsea has already reopened negotiations. Only Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi can allow Ancelotti to leave before the end of the season.

If that permission is refused, Chelsea may be forced to hire a caretaker until the summer. A possible is Avram Grant who left the club last May, but he is an unpopular choic with the players.


OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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