West Brom manager Roy Hodgson has expressed his sympathy for Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti, who was sacked from Chelsea for a trophyless season.
“Maybe particularly saddened as a coach when you can lose your jobs now by finishing second in the Barclays Premier League and having had a good run in the Champions League.”
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Despite Ancelotti not winning the Champions League, and finishing runners-up in the Premier League, Hodgson thinks the former Milan Coach will have no problem finding another high-profile job:
“These things are saddening for us but I am sure Carlo will be able to put all of these things into perspective and I don’t think that anyone will think any less of him as a manager.
“He is one of Europe’s top managers; he has proven that time and time again. Call me old fashioned but I find it hard to regard finishing second in one of the top leagues in Europe as failure.”
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