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.
“We must give him time to get where his compatriots like Aguero are: he certainly has a great future ahead of him, but I repeat he still has to improve a lot. “There’s a lot of talk about Lautaro right now, but Kun [Aguero] is breaking every record: from time to time, we’ll decide who we give our [No 9] shirt to. “After all, should he really go to Barcelona, the Blaugrana coach would have the same problem as me: picking who to play from an array of top forwards.” read also:Barcelona receive Lautaro Martinez transfer ultimatum The latest report from Sport claims the 22-year-old has agreed a €12m salary with Barca but that Inter are refusing to sell him for any less than €111m. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Argentina manager, Lionel Scaloni has reiterated that his team would stand to gain an ‘advantage’ if Lautaro Martinez left Inter for Barcelona. Scaloni’s comments come after he claimed just two weeks ago that it would be ‘better’ for Argentina if Martinez also became Lionel Messi’s strike partner at club level. “It would be an advantage for us, but Lautaro’s still young,” he told TyC Sports. “He has a lot to learn and also, like happened at Inter, he has to fight for his place at Barca.Advertisement
The action resumes on Tuesday, with Derry’s Daryl Gurney taking on three-time major winner Robert Thornton for a place in the third round. The world number two thrashed UK Open semi-finalist Andrew Gilding 4-0 in the second round at London’s Alexandra Palace.Among the other winners on the final day of action before a three-day break for Christmas were two-time World Champ Adrian Lewis, and Darren Webster – who demolished former finalist Simon Whitlock 4-0.Lewis has fellow former champions Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor on his half of the draw – but he doesn’t mind a tough route to the final.
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