The Italian admits that one Blues star rubbed the manager up the wrong way.
Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that whilst in charge at Chelsea there was one player that the Real Madrid boss ‘tried to kill’ for a lack of respect.
Although the 54-year-old said this with the manager’s tongue firmly in cheek, there were clearly some Blues stars that were not the most professional.
“One time at Chelsea. One player didn’t show respect and I tried to kill him, but it wasn’t possible,” the Los Blancos head coach told the Times.
“The player is the property of the club, and sometimes you cannot do what you want.
“One time [Didier] Drogba arrived 30 minutes late for a game, so he didn’t play, but the key is mutual respect.”
Ancelotti was the last manager at Stamford Bridge to left the Premier League title, when in 2010 the double was secured with an FA Cup victory as well.
The Los Merengues man was sacked the year after however, after failing to meet Roman Abramovich’s extremely high expectations.
Ancelotti then went onto have success with Paris Saint-Germain – leading the French side to their first Ligue 1 victory in 17 years last term – and then moving to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
The coach has now won titles in three different countries, as well as the Champions League twice whilst in charge at AC Milan.
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