Former Chelsea player and boss Glenn Hoddle defends Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti

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Former Chelsea player and boss Glenn Hoddle defends Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti
Glenn Hoddle, the former Chelsea player, revealed he felt that current Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti should not be sacked at the end of the season.
Hoddle said if the London side wished to put the disappointing, trophy-less season behind them and hope to improve in the future, they had to keep Ancelotti.
The 53 year old has had experience managing various English Premier League sides, including Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Hoddle said while speaking to reporters, “I think Chelsea have probably changed their management team too much in the last five, six, seven years. I think if they do it again there is a chance they will be stepping backwards rather than going forwards.”
There have been rumors suggesting Ancelotti will be sacked at the end of the season for being unable to win any silverware this term.
Even though Ancelotti won the English Premier League crown and the FA Cup in his first season at Stamford Bridge, he has failed to repeat his success.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly on the look-out for a replacement to take over from the Italian manager. boss, the 33-year-old Andres Villas Boas, is currently the favorite to take over from Ancelotti after leading the Portuguese side to the Europa League this season.
Villas Boas’ win with Porto in the second tier European competition and his overall success has made him the most likely choice for the Russian billionaire.
However, Hoddle felt the Blues needed some consistency with their management, having gone through five managers in nine years.
After replacing Claudio Ranieri, Abramovich has gone through Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant, Luiz Scolari and Guus Hiddink up until now.
Hoddle said he believed Ancelotti deserved another chance to prove himself, especially after having won the double in his first season at Chelsea.
The former Blues attacking midfielder continued, “He proved last year that he can be successful for Chelsea so I think he certainly needs one more year to prove that again.”
Ancelotti has won the UEFA Champions League twice as a player and twice as a manger with Serie A giants AC Milan.
Hoddle was certain if the Blues owner wanted his side to finally win the Champions League, he would be better off if he stuck with the Italian manager.
Bringing in Villas Boas or any other replacement might seem like an attractive option, especially after the season that Chelsea have had.
However, it will be most likely be damaging for the club in the long term. Having been through so many managers already, what the Blues need now is stability.
Like Sir, Ancelotti is capable of providing that at Chelsea.
His fate will most likely be decided after the last game of the season, when this Sunday.



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