Carlo Ancelotti confirms he’ll take up Chelsea job

May 18th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Chelsea London, May 18 (ANI): Carlo Ancelotti has announced that he will take over as Chelsea’s manager this summer.

An official confirmation is likely to come this week-as soon as AC Milan decides on his successor.

According to The Sun, Ancelotti informed Roman Abramovich about his decision on Saturday.

It followed with Milan’s 2-1 defeat by Udinese on Saturday evening that confirmed Jose Mourinho’s Inter as champions.

Ancelotti met with club directors, including vice-president Adriano Galliani, after the Udinese defeat.

It was agreed that Ancelotti, whose eight-year term at the San Siro was over, could leave for Stamford Bridge with Milan’s blessing.

Former Holland and Milan striker Marco Van Basten, who recently quit as Ajax boss, is in talks to take over from Ancelotti.

Earlier, it was reported that Guus Hiddink’s appointment was never anything other than in a caretaker role for Blues.

A four-year contract worth 22 million pounds was readied a month ago, and will be signed after Ancelotti undergoes a medical.

Ancelotti made up his mind to take the Blues job after Milan president Silvio Berlusconi blamed him for failing to land the title. (ANI)

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