Carlo Ancelotti remains a popular figure at Stamford Bridge, thanks mainly to the Premier League and FA Cup double he delivered during his first season in charge. Most of the players liked him, Roman Abramovich liked him (he was given two full seasons as manager!) and children from the local community would stare at his magical eyebrows for hours, waiting for one of them to leap off of his face and transform into a butterfly.
One player, however, clearly wasn't buying what Ancelotti was selling. According to an interview the current Real Madrid boss gave to The Times this week, he was so frustrated with one of his Blues stars that he actually tried to murder him:
“We've never had any problems with the players, just one time at Chelsea. One player didn't show respect and I tried to kill him but it wasn't possible.
“The player is the property of the club and sometimes you cannot do what you want.”
It is true that you cannot always do what you want, not just because a player is property of a club, but also because killing someone is unethical and fairly illegal.
According to the article, the player in question cannot be identified, but he has a “well-documented history of misdemeanours.”
In completely unrelated news, Nicolas Anelka was suspended by Real Madrid for 45 days after arguing with manager Vicente del Bosque, he left Paris Saint-Germain after falling out with coach Luis Fernandez, he blamed his 2008 Champions League Final penalty miss on Avram Grant and ended his own international career in the most embarrassing way possible by getting sent home from a World Cup after a foul-mouthed tirade at Raymond Domenech.
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