Happy Birthday Carlo Ancelotti

The current manager of Chelsea, having been appointed on 1 June 2009, during his first season in charge he led the club to the League & FA Cup Double, becoming the first Chelsea manager to achieve the feat, and the first Italian manager to win the Premier League title.

Carlo opened the season with a penalty shoot-out win over Man Utd in the Community Shield, ending a hoodoo of several years without a shoot-out win.

Sealing the title on the final day of the season in emphatic style with an 8-0 victory over Wigan Athletic and recording the club’s record top-flight win in the process.

This magnificent performance also led the club to move onto 103 league goals for the season – a new club record in any division. The first team to score more than 100 goals in the top flight of English football since Tottenham Hotspur in the 1962-63 First Division season.

Chelsea were also the only team in premier league history to record maximum 12 points from games against the so-called big four (Arsenal, Man Utd and Liverpool), and did so with only conceding 1 goal.

Under Carlo’s management Chelsea registered 39 wins from 56 games (69.64%), drawing 9 and losing 8. His overall managerial record is a win percentage of 55.33%.