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Friday, 19 June 2009

Ancelotti takes scenic route to work

Carlo Ancelotti has made his first controversial decision as Chelsea manager by stating his intention to commute to training by yacht from his home in north Italy.

The Italian tactician left Milan to take the Stamford Bridge hot seat this summer after Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's lengthy search for someone with the same face as caretaker boss Guus Hiddink.

But there are already question marks over Carletto's commitment to the job as he has flatly refused to move house to London, preferring to make the 600-mile trip from his Lake Como villa on his beloved yacht.

Chelsea have confirmed that Ancelotti has promised to make it to training "at least once a week as long as he can find a mooring." 

Ancelotti isn't the first manager to make a bizarre commute to training. Ruud Gullit lived outside London during his brief spell in charge of Newcastle United and flew in by helicopter, while David Pleat rode a unicycle to work at Luton Town in the 1980s in his ill-fitting beige suit.

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