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Who is Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti?
Easily the manager with the most impressive CV in the Serie A this season, Carlo Ancellotti was born in Reggiolo in 1959. The 2019/20 season will be his second with last campaign's runners-up, Napoli.
Before becoming one of history's greatest managers, Ancelttoi was a terrific player too. He spent his entire career in Italy. In his formative years, he played academy football with Reggiolo in his home town before moving to the Parma youth team aged 17. He spent a year with the development squad before being promoted to senior duties. As a midfielder with an excellent arsenal of skills, Ancelotti quickly established himself as a regular with Parma. He won promotion with them from Serie C at the end of the 1976/1977 season and then won promotion again two years later at the tail end of the 1978/1979 campaign. In total he played 55 times in the league for the club, scoring 13 goals and providing many more assists for his teammates.
From here he went on to bigger and better things with Roma. He joined the club in 1979 and consistently challenged at the top end of Serie A with them. He was instrumental in the five trophies they won in his time there: the Serie A title in 1982/1983 and the four Coppa Italias in 1979/1980, 1980,1981, 1983,1984 and 1985/1986. It was during this time that Ancelloti established himself as the backbone of a magnificent Italian team also, he would go on to make 25 appearances for his nation before retiring to focus on his club duties.
In total, Ancellotti would stay with Roma for eight very happy and productive years before deciding it was time to pursue a new challenge with AC Milan in 1987. He played for Milan for five years between 1987 and 1992, winning a magnificent seven honours in the process. The first of these came in his first season with the club as Milan topped Serie A at the end of the 1987/1988 campaign, a campaign in which Ancelttoi, despite getting towards the twilight of his career at this stage, featured 27 times. He then added to this in 1988 when Milan won the Supercoppa Italia and later the same season the European Cup (later rebranded 'the Champions League'), a feat which they repeated the following season, making them one of only a small handful of teams to have retained the prestigious trophy. They won the Intercontinental Cup and the European Super Cup in 1990, again Ancelloti was instrumental in both. His final trophy as a player came in his final season as a player, Milan won the league in the 1991/1992 season with Ancelloti a less significant but still important part of the team.
It would take a lot to top Ancelotti's career as a player but somehow he managed it. He started out his coaching career with Reggiana before moving to his former club Parma who he managed for two seasons in which they finished 2nd and 6th respectively. During this time they also reached semifinals of the Coppa Italia but couldn't reach the latter stages of the Champions League, a disappointing result for a team like Parma who had so recently been a dominant force.
He then went on to manage Juventus. He again stayed for two seasons. Under Ancelotti, Juventus missed out on the league title by a point in his first season and the finished runners-up again the following campaign. It was a frustrating time for Ancelotti. His first real successes as a manager came at AC Milan where he had been as a manager. He stayed for eight years, winning the league title once in 2003/2004, the Coppa Italia once in 2002/2003 and the Supercoppa Italiana once in 2004. Most impressively, however, Ancelotti oversaw the team which won the Champions League twice, once in 2002/2003 and again in 2006/2007. These two wins were punctuated by the famous Champions League final defeat to Liverpool in Istanbul in 2005.
After Milan, Ancelotti ventured to England to take his first position outside of Italy. With Chelsea, he was successful too. They won the Premier League and the FA Cup in the 2009/2010 season and finished runners-up the following season. Ancelotti was sacked after this, much to the bewilderment of many pundits.
After Chelsea, he went to France to manage Paris St-Germain where he won yet another league title in 2012/2013 before moving to Spanish giants Real Madrid the following season. With Los Blancos, he was unable to win La Liga but did guide them to the Copa Del Rey and the Champions League in 2013/2014.
After this, he went to Germany to manage Bayern Munich where he won the Bundesliga in 2016/2017 and the Supercup twice in 2016 and 2017. From here, after an unceremonious exit with Bayern, Ancelotti returned to Italy to manage Napoli where he will remain for the 2019/2020 season.