Ancelotti taunts old foe Mourinho

Ancelotti taunts old foe Mourinho

Published Feb. 23, 2010 9:29 a.m. ET

Carlo Ancelotti has stoked the flames ahead of Chelsea's clash with Inter Milan by claiming the whole of Italy want Jose Mourinho to lose.

The Blues travel to the San Siro for Wednesday night's Champions League clash with tensions having resurfaced between Ancelotti and Mourinho.

The pair endured a strained relationship during their time at the Milanese rivals and former AC boss Ancelotti's taunts will add further fuel to the fire.

He told Italian newspaper Il Giornale that thanks to Mourinho's behaviour "the whole of Italy, Inter fans excluded, will be supporting Chelsea".

Ancelotti also hit out at Mourinho for dismissing the achievements of his successors at Chelsea following his departure from Stamford Bridge.

"It's true that after him (Mourinho) nobody has won anything for Chelsea, although some bloke called Grant didn't do so bad and came close with the Champions League final," added Ancelotti.

"He is good at charging up the atmosphere and the team, but it's ground I would never go on."