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Carlo Ancellotti - A brief history...

Carlo Ancelotti's the new Chelsea manager.

The Italian's signed a three year deal at Stamford Bridge - officially taking charge on July the first.

Here's a timeline of his career so far...

1959: Born in Reggiolo, Italy on June 10.

1976: Begins professional playing career with Parma.

1979: Joins Roma.

1980: Wins Coppa Italia with the Giallorossi, who go on to win the trophy again in 1981, 1984 and 1986.

1983: Part of the Roma side that wins the Serie A title.

1984: Does not feature as Roma lose to Liverpool on penalties in the European Cup final on their home ground.

1987: Joins AC Milan.

1988: Milan win the domestic title in Ancelotti's first season at San Siro.

1989: Part of the Milan side which wins the European Cup, beating Steaua Bucharest 4-0 in the final.

1990: Milan retain European title with a 1-0 win over Benfica. Ancelotti is part of the Italy squad for the 1990 World Cup on home soil, where they lose in the semi-finals to Argentina.

1992: The Rossoneri win the Italian league title. Ancelotti retires from playing.

1995-96: Takes up his first coaching post with Serie B side Reggiana. Leads the side to promotion to the top flight, before leaving to join Parma.

1996-97: Leads Parma to second place in Serie A.

1998: Appointed manager of Juventus.

2001: After a fifth-place finish in his first season at the Stadio delle Alpi, steers Juve to consecutive second-place finishes in 1999-2000 and 2000-01.

2001: November - Appointed manager of AC Milan, succeeding Fatih Terim who was sacked after five months at the helm.

2003: Manages Milan to Champions League glory as they beat Juventus on penalties in the final at Old Trafford.

2004: Leads Milan to Serie A title.

2005: Suffers major disappointment as Milan let a 3-0 lead slip to be pegged back to 3-3 by Liverpool in the Champions League final in Istanbul. The Reds win on penalties.

2006-07: Milan begin the season docked eight points for their part in the 'calciopoli' match-fixing scandal.

2007: Gains his revenge on Rafael Benitez as Milan beat Liverpool 2-1 in the Champions League final in Athens.

2008: Pressure mounts on Ancelotti as Milan bow out of the Champions League in the last 16 to Arsenal and fail to finish in the top four of Serie A to miss out on Champions League qualification for the 2008-09 season.

2008: May - Milan rebuff a reported approach from Chelsea to talk to Ancelotti about succeeding Avram Grant.

2009: May 31 - After overseeing a 2-0 Serie A win over Fiorentina which guaranteed Milan's place in the Champions League group stages, Ancelotti confirms his contract with the club has been mutually terminated. He denies, however, that he has agreed a deal with Chelsea.

June 1 - Confirmed as new Chelsea manager on a three-year contract.
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