Sunday, May 22, 2011
Chelsea sack manager Carlo Ancelotti after ending season without a trophy
Speculation had been mounting that Ancelotti would be sacked following Chelsea's first season without a trophy in three years. The 51-year-old had one more year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge.
But Ancelotti was dismissed following the 1-0 loss to Everton, as the west Londoners finished second in the Premier League.
A club statement read: "This season's performances have fallen short of expectations and the club feels the time is right to make this change ahead of next season's preparations."