Advertisement Comment Advertisement Ashley Cole names Carlo Ancelotti as favourite manager he played under ahead of Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho Cole played under Ancelotti for three seasons (Picture: Getty Images) ‘My favourite manager that I’ve played under, I would say is Carlo Ancelotti,’ the former England left-back told 90min.‘I played under some great ones, they were all different and I loved them for different reasons, but I just felt that with Carlo Ancelotti, I had a really, really good bond with him.‘Of course I admired him, he was a legend as a player and then of course what he achieved as a manager. Then he came to Chelsea and he was just that man manager that everyone seemed to love, whether you were playing or not.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He was capable of putting that arm around you when needed – not just about football stuff, if you’re struggling off the field, he was very understanding which as players you want.‘You see that human side in people, it’s not all about football, so for me he was my favourite, and tactically at times he was a genius.‘He had that understanding whether to go into in-depth tactics or to trust the players to go out and deliver what he says in the team meeting.’MORE: Willian backs Arsenal team-mate Gabriel Martinelli to become one of the Premier League’s bestMORE: David Alaba could join Chelsea or Manchester United in next fortnight after rejecting new Bayern Munich dealFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 19 Aug 2020 12:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link518Shares Cole is now an academy coach at Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)Ashley Cole has revealed former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is his favourite manager he played under, snubbing Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho.The former England international enjoyed an illustrious career, in which he established himself as one of the greatest left-backs to grace the Premier League.Cole started out at Arsenal’s academy and was given his first major opportunity by Gunners icon Wenger.During his time at Highbury, the defender won two league titles and three FA Cups, playing a pivotal role in their infamous Invincibles season.ADVERTISEMENTThe left-back then secured a controversial move away to London rivals Chelsea, linking up with Mourinho for one season before he parted ways with the club in 2007, and again when the Portuguese boss returned to Stamford Bridge in 2013.AdvertisementAdvertisementCole also played under Ancelotti for two years – winning the Premier League and FA Cup Double in the 2009-10 season – and admitted his bond with the veteran Italian coach makes him his first choice.
Former Liverpool coach Rafa Benitez has shown interest in the vacant manager’s position at Chelsea after he emerged as the favourite to succeed Roberto Di Matteo.Following the announcement of Di Matteo’s sacking by Blues owner Roman Abramovich on Wednesday morning, Benitez stated: “I have just found out [about Di Matteo]. Obviously Chelsea is a top side and they can compete for trophies so it goes in this category.“In football a lot of people are talking so we will see what happens in the next few days. I am looking for a club that can challenge for trophies and Chelsea is one of these clubs.”Benitez has been tipped to take the top job alongside former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, who is, however, unwilling to cut his year-long sabbatical short.The 52-year-old has been a free agent since his exit from Inter Milan in 2010 after spending a mere six months at the San Siro.Furthermore, he stated his openness saying: “I have to talk with my agent and see what he has been doing the last couple of days. But I am just trying to go to a team that can win. So we will find ways to have a challenge like this.”
PICTURE SPECIAL: The selection of images above capture the stunning beauty of a sun-drenched Glenveagh National Park.The photos were sent into us by Paddy McGlynn is who taking advantage of the glorious weather and utilizing his camera to good effect.The beautiful pictures were taken by Paddy this morning as Donegal gets set to emnark on another lovely day of sunshine. The sunshine is expected to continue right through to the weekend, so make the most of it while you can.Send us in your snaps of Donegal basking in the sun wherever you are in County to email@example.comPIC SPECIAL – STUNNING IMAGES OF A BEAUTIFUL SUN-DRENCHED GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK was last modified: April 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Featuresglenveagh national parknewspic specialSun-drenched