Desailly understands Carlo exit

BY foxsports • May 28, 2011

Marcel Desailly has little sympathy for Carlo Ancelotti's demise at Chelsea and urged the club to appoint a successor as soon as possible.

Chelsea great Desailly, who made 156 appearances for the club between 1998 and 2004, understands the thinking behind the Italian's removal.

"That is the life of a manager," said the former France centre-back.

"He did well in the first year and won two trophies, but the owner did not support the fact that this year he won nothing.

"The message to the players was still positive but the management have clearly decided that was not enough.

"I love (bookmakers favourite) Harry Redknapp, but it doesn't matter who they pick. I just want them to decide very quickly.

"That way we can get on with planning and dreaming of victory."

Desailly suspects a dispute over future transfer targets may also have sealed Ancelotti's fate, with the Italian failing to share the views of owner Roman Abramovich.

"Maybe the future was partly decided by the players Chelsea were planning to buy," said the 42-year-old.

"Sometimes you have to agree with the vision of the management of Chelsea

"Carlo was not sharing the vision of what players they were supposed to bring in."

Desailly has urged Chelsea to sign Brazilian superstar Kaka, who has struggled at Real Madrid since his move to the Bernabeu in 2009.

The double Champions League winner believes the arrival of Kaka would relieve the goal-scoring burden placed on Frank Lampard.

"Chelsea are short of a playmaker - Yossi Benayoun has been injured for a long time - and that means there has been no link between midfield and attack," said Desailly.

"They don't need to make many changes to the squad. Didier Drogba will stay, they have Fernando Torres.

"Their midfield is amazing and their defence is strong, maybe they just need to find a playmaker - Kaka.

"They need to release the pressure on Lampard, who is expected to make the difference every time.

"Instead, Lampard needs to be able to pop up when he can instead of having to do it in every game.

"I don't care which manager comes in, Chelsea is Chelsea. The new manager just needs a bit of luck, unlike Carlo had with injuries.

"If the new coach comes in and has a bit of luck, then finally they will win the Champions League they want so much."


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