Chelsea have confirmed Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager following the departure of interim boss Guus Hiddink.
The Italian has signed a three-year contract and will start work on July 1.
Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce that Carlo Ancelotti has agreed to become our new manager.
He has signed a three year contract and will start on July 1, 2009.
Carlo was the outstanding candidate for the job. He has proved over a long period his ability to build teams that challenged for, and have been successful in, major domestic and European competitions.
He also had a highly successful playing career in those competitions and therefore brings unparalleled all round experience to the job.
We are sure everybody at Chelsea will give him a warm welcome and we are all looking forward to working with him.A Chelsea TV exclusive interview with Carlo Ancelotti is now on www.chelseafc.com. The full interview will be on Chelsea TV tonight at 5pm. To subscribe to CTV go to Sky Channel 421 or call 0844241020