Tuesday,November 29,2022

Carlos Ancelotti – The Italian Genius That Won It All Across Europe

When on field, he was acknowledged as one of the finest midfield craftsman of his time. He had a persona and calmness to his game that made him universally loved. Ancelotti began his footballing career in 1974 with Parma, but in 1979 he made a switch to their rivals and Italian giants, Röma. A move to the Italian capital established him as a player. He left an indelible mark on the game as he captained the Lupi to several domestic honours including four Coppa Italias and the Scudetto in 1983, in what was arguably their most successful period.

Carletto, as he’s famously known was a star by now at Röma but his time with them was short-lived as he made a move to Sacchi’s Milan. Where, after his looked to-be-dying career due to knee injuries took off again.

AC Milan were entering a fresh era under their new owner Silvio Berlusconi, Ancelotti just after a year with Milan won his first European title as he wrote his name his history with a sumptuous goal against the semi finalists, Real Madrid, whom Milan beat 5-0. As they went on to thump Steaeu Bucharest 4-0 in the Cup finals.

Carlos Ancelotti’s time at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza added much more to his trophy collection as he won back-to-back European Cups, two Scudetti, a Supercoppa Italiana and two Intercontinental Cups all in a space of five years.

All that success at the club wasn’t reminiscent to his Italian National team career where he failed mostly rather than excelling. Retirement from international football followed in 1991 and then in 1992 after 338 appearances as a player, he decided to put a stop to his football playing career itself.

He returned back to football after 4 years in a coaching role at Reggianna in 1995, whom he helped in gaining promotion to Seria A, but he soon left in 1996.

Carlo Ancelotti

He then joined back Parma. I Ducali’s squad had the future Italy stars in Fabio Cannavaro and Gianluigi Buffon who were cornerstones in Ancelotti’s quest for success.

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The 1996–97 season, Parma finished second, qualifying for the Champions League. But the next season saw the club finished a disappointing fifth place and cost Ancelotti his job. In 1999, he replaced Marcello Lippi at Juventus.

Juventus had a dismal season under Ancelotti and he was sacked in 2000-01 when Röma won the Scudetto and his departure was announced at half-time by Juventus during the final game of the season.

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Albeit his managerial failures, Milan hired him and that proved to be a boon for both as Ancelotti turned a struggling Rossoneri side to champions. Ancelotti’s tactical nous led the Diavolo to one Coppa Italia, Scudetto and FIFA Club World Cup and two Champions League and UEFA Super Cups and made Milan one of the most dominant forces in European football.

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The defeat to Liverpool in 2005 famous Istanbul final was probably the painful pill to swallow for him, where Ancelotti’s Milan lost to Liverpool after leading 3-0 at halftime. He resigned from Milan in 2008-09 after helping them gain a 3rd place spot in Seria A.

He then moved out of Italy for the first time to move to English giants, Chelsea. In 2009-10 season he helped the Stamford Bridge outfit win the domestic double, helping them to win league title by just one point against rivals, Manchester United and a FA Cup win over Portsmouth in finals.

But, the succeeding season he was fired from Chelsea failing to replicate the success. He then moved to Paris Saint-Germain, where under the Arab owners the French capital won their first title in 19 years under Carlos Ancelotti.

His presence in Paris was again short lived, like most of his career, he signed up with the Los Blancos in 2013 under a 3 year deal.

Real Madrid first won Copa Del Rey beating fiercest rivals, Barcelona 2-1 as they branded a new counter attacking style of play under him. Madrid would also lay claim to the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup which was the club’s first.

His name in Real Madrid folklore was added when he guided the club to win the La Decima by beating town rivals Atletico 4-1. Winning La Decima also made him the only one currently in football to win 3 Champions League as manager equaling Liverpool legend, Bob Paisley.

He was sacked by Florentino Perez the following failing to win the domestic title. The sacking came after Real Madrid lost back to back matches in La Liga.

After a year break from football he has now returned as the manager of German Champions, Bayern Munich. He has  replaced Pep Guardiola, who failed to win the Champions league after 3 successive semi final defeats in Champions League.

If he helps Bayern Munich win the top cup competition in European football, he will become the first manger to win 4 Champions League as manager which will embark his greatness in football.

When on field, he was acknowledged as one of the finest midfield craftsman of his time. He had a persona and calmness to his game that made him universally loved. Ancelotti began his footballing career in 1974 with Parma, but in 1979 he made a switch to their rivals and Italian giants, Röma. A move to the Italian capital established him as a player. He left an indelible mark on the game as he captained the Lupi to several domestic honours including four Coppa Italias and the Scudetto in 1983, in what was arguably their most successful period.

Carletto, as he’s famously known was a star by now at Röma but his time with them was short-lived as he made a move to Sacchi’s Milan. Where, after his looked to-be-dying career due to knee injuries took off again.

AC Milan were entering a fresh era under their new owner Silvio Berlusconi, Ancelotti just after a year with Milan won his first European title as he wrote his name his history with a sumptuous goal against the semi finalists, Real Madrid, whom Milan beat 5-0. As they went on to thump Steaeu Bucharest 4-0 in the Cup finals.

Carlos Ancelotti’s time at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza added much more to his trophy collection as he won back-to-back European Cups, two Scudetti, a Supercoppa Italiana and two Intercontinental Cups all in a space of five years.

All that success at the club wasn’t reminiscent to his Italian National team career where he failed mostly rather than excelling. Retirement from international football followed in 1991 and then in 1992 after 338 appearances as a player, he decided to put a stop to his football playing career itself.

He returned back to football after 4 years in a coaching role at Reggianna in 1995, whom he helped in gaining promotion to Seria A, but he soon left in 1996.

Carlo Ancelotti

He then joined back Parma. I Ducali’s squad had the future Italy stars in Fabio Cannavaro and Gianluigi Buffon who were cornerstones in Ancelotti’s quest for success.

The 1996–97 season, Parma finished second, qualifying for the Champions League. But the next season saw the club finished a disappointing fifth place and cost Ancelotti his job. In 1999, he replaced Marcello Lippi at Juventus.

Juventus had a dismal season under Ancelotti and he was sacked in 2000-01 when Röma won the Scudetto and his departure was announced at half-time by Juventus during the final game of the season.

Albeit his managerial failures, Milan hired him and that proved to be a boon for both as Ancelotti turned a struggling Rossoneri side to champions. Ancelotti’s tactical nous led the Diavolo to one Coppa Italia, Scudetto and FIFA Club World Cup and two Champions League and UEFA Super Cups and made Milan one of the most dominant forces in European football.

The defeat to Liverpool in 2005 famous Istanbul final was probably the painful pill to swallow for him, where Ancelotti’s Milan lost to Liverpool after leading 3-0 at halftime. He resigned from Milan in 2008-09 after helping them gain a 3rd place spot in Seria A.

He then moved out of Italy for the first time to move to English giants, Chelsea. In 2009-10 season he helped the Stamford Bridge outfit win the domestic double, helping them to win league title by just one point against rivals, Manchester United and a FA Cup win over Portsmouth in finals.

But, the succeeding season he was fired from Chelsea failing to replicate the success. He then moved to Paris Saint-Germain, where under the Arab owners the French capital won their first title in 19 years under Carlos Ancelotti.

His presence in Paris was again short lived, like most of his career, he signed up with the Los Blancos in 2013 under a 3 year deal.

Real Madrid first won Copa Del Rey beating fiercest rivals, Barcelona 2-1 as they branded a new counter attacking style of play under him. Madrid would also lay claim to the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup which was the club’s first.

His name in Real Madrid folklore was added when he guided the club to win the La Decima by beating town rivals Atletico 4-1. Winning La Decima also made him the only one currently in football to win 3 Champions League as manager equaling Liverpool legend, Bob Paisley.

He was sacked by Florentino Perez the following failing to win the domestic title. The sacking came after Real Madrid lost back to back matches in La Liga.

After a year break from football he has now returned as the manager of German Champions, Bayern Munich. He has  replaced Pep Guardiola, who failed to win the Champions league after 3 successive semi final defeats in Champions League.

If he helps Bayern Munich win the top cup competition in European football, he will become the first manger to win 4 Champions League as manager which will embark his greatness in football.

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When on field, he was acknowledged as one of the finest midfield craftsman of his time. He had a persona and calmness to his game that made him universally loved. Ancelotti began his footballing career in 1974 with Parma, but in 1979 he made a switch to their rivals and Italian giants, Röma. A move to the Italian capital established him as a player. He left an indelible mark on the game as he captained the Lupi to several domestic honours including four Coppa Italias and the Scudetto in 1983, in what was arguably their most successful period.

Carletto, as he’s famously known was a star by now at Röma but his time with them was short-lived as he made a move to Sacchi’s Milan. Where, after his looked to-be-dying career due to knee injuries took off again.

AC Milan were entering a fresh era under their new owner Silvio Berlusconi, Ancelotti just after a year with Milan won his first European title as he wrote his name his history with a sumptuous goal against the semi finalists, Real Madrid, whom Milan beat 5-0. As they went on to thump Steaeu Bucharest 4-0 in the Cup finals.

Carlos Ancelotti’s time at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza added much more to his trophy collection as he won back-to-back European Cups, two Scudetti, a Supercoppa Italiana and two Intercontinental Cups all in a space of five years.

All that success at the club wasn’t reminiscent to his Italian National team career where he failed mostly rather than excelling. Retirement from international football followed in 1991 and then in 1992 after 338 appearances as a player, he decided to put a stop to his football playing career itself.

He returned back to football after 4 years in a coaching role at Reggianna in 1995, whom he helped in gaining promotion to Seria A, but he soon left in 1996.

Carlo Ancelotti

He then joined back Parma. I Ducali’s squad had the future Italy stars in Fabio Cannavaro and Gianluigi Buffon who were cornerstones in Ancelotti’s quest for success.

The 1996–97 season, Parma finished second, qualifying for the Champions League. But the next season saw the club finished a disappointing fifth place and cost Ancelotti his job. In 1999, he replaced Marcello Lippi at Juventus.

Juventus had a dismal season under Ancelotti and he was sacked in 2000-01 when Röma won the Scudetto and his departure was announced at half-time by Juventus during the final game of the season.

Albeit his managerial failures, Milan hired him and that proved to be a boon for both as Ancelotti turned a struggling Rossoneri side to champions. Ancelotti’s tactical nous led the Diavolo to one Coppa Italia, Scudetto and FIFA Club World Cup and two Champions League and UEFA Super Cups and made Milan one of the most dominant forces in European football.

The defeat to Liverpool in 2005 famous Istanbul final was probably the painful pill to swallow for him, where Ancelotti’s Milan lost to Liverpool after leading 3-0 at halftime. He resigned from Milan in 2008-09 after helping them gain a 3rd place spot in Seria A.

He then moved out of Italy for the first time to move to English giants, Chelsea. In 2009-10 season he helped the Stamford Bridge outfit win the domestic double, helping them to win league title by just one point against rivals, Manchester United and a FA Cup win over Portsmouth in finals.

But, the succeeding season he was fired from Chelsea failing to replicate the success. He then moved to Paris Saint-Germain, where under the Arab owners the French capital won their first title in 19 years under Carlos Ancelotti.

His presence in Paris was again short lived, like most of his career, he signed up with the Los Blancos in 2013 under a 3 year deal.

Real Madrid first won Copa Del Rey beating fiercest rivals, Barcelona 2-1 as they branded a new counter attacking style of play under him. Madrid would also lay claim to the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup which was the club’s first.

His name in Real Madrid folklore was added when he guided the club to win the La Decima by beating town rivals Atletico 4-1. Winning La Decima also made him the only one currently in football to win 3 Champions League as manager equaling Liverpool legend, Bob Paisley.

He was sacked by Florentino Perez the following failing to win the domestic title. The sacking came after Real Madrid lost back to back matches in La Liga.

After a year break from football he has now returned as the manager of German Champions, Bayern Munich. He has  replaced Pep Guardiola, who failed to win the Champions league after 3 successive semi final defeats in Champions League.

If he helps Bayern Munich win the top cup competition in European football, he will become the first manger to win 4 Champions League as manager which will embark his greatness in football.

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