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Ancelotti replaces Hiddink at the Bridge

The managerial merry go round continues at Chelsea with Carlo Ancelotti being the latest manager to come to Stamford Bridge.

Whilst Ancelotti has seen stability at AC Milan where he has been manager for eight years, he comes to a team that that been changing managers almost on a year to year basis since Jose Mourinho left.

Mourinho left the club in the 2007/8 season and he was replaced by Avram Grant.

Grant only stayed until the end of that season and he was replaced by Luiz Felipe Scolari who then got replaced on a temporary basis by Guus Hiddink.

I think Grant did so well in the 2007/8 season and the only reason the team did not win the league was because of the poor start to the season under Mourinho.

Now in comes Ancelotti and I think if Chelsea wants sustained success then they should let him at least last a full season.

The situation at the Bridge mirrors that at Real Madrid where there have been so many managerial changes one easily loses count and next season there will be another new manager in Villarreal former boss Manuel Pellegrini who replaces Juande Ramos.

Meanwhile the stability at Manchester United seems to be paying off with the team winning its third consecutive premier league title and reaching the finals of the UEFA Champions League in consecutive years.

But at the Emirates there have been stability with Arsene Wenger being at the helm since 1996 but there hasn't been much success in recent years.

To be fair Arsenal hasn't spend as much money as Man United but the club has gone four years without silverware.

Back to Chelsea, I am keen to see how the team will perform next season under this new manager. I am expecting Manchester City to be much stronger than this season and so there could be real competition for the top five clubs at least.

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