Carlo Ancelotti was interviewed by La Gazzetta dello Sport while he attended the Elite Football Club Coaches Forum at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland and, like every other time the man with the world's most powerful eyebrow speaks, it turned out quite entertaining. And wonderfully odd.
For example, when asked how the city of Paris has captivated him since he joined PSG in January, he replied:
"With the bread."
"The bread you eat in Paris you do not eat anywhere else in the world."
Do you prefer the bread to the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre?
"No, but the bread I eat every day and I go to the Louvre once a month ... There is a difference."
Masterful logic. You can have your lights and your Mona Lisas and your fancy towers, Carlo is a bread man. And when he finds good bread, that's all he needs. After all, when he says that he joined PSG "for the project, not for a paycheck" you know he's telling the truth. As he notes, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was paying him plenty not to work with his fat severance package.
At the coaches forum, Ancelotti was joined by other employees of Roman Abramovich both past and present in Jose Mourinho and Roberto Di Matteo. Here's the group shot...
Look at Tito Vilanova and Jose Mourinho (middle row, right side) standing next to each other and not fighting. How sweet.
Noticeably absent from the photo is Alex Ferguson, who is reportedly in New York talking to Pep Guardiola about a handover of the Manchester United job next summer. Of course, if they're anything like Carlo, they're both just in New York for the bagels.
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