ITALIAN MEDIA HAIL ANCELOTTI
Italy's media saluted Carlo Ancelotti on Monday after Chelsea clinched the Premier League title in his first year at the club.
Sunday's 8-0 demolition of Wigan on the last day of the season left the Blues one point clear of Manchester United in the final table.
Gazzetta dello Sport highlighted Ancelotti's achievement by putting a photograph of the former Milan manager holding the trophy on their front page. 'King Charles of England; no Italian coach had ever won the Premier League title. Ancelotti champion in his debut year,' its headline said.
The Italian guided Chelsea to their first Premier League crown since 2006, and could also lead the Stamford Bridge club to the Double if they beat Portsmouth in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
'Ancelotti triumph,' was Corriere dello Sport's headline. 'He is the first Italian to win the Premier League.' Tuttosport also hailed the Italian tactician. 'Ancelotti, oh yes, the Premier is his,' read its headline.
La Repubblica not only showered praise on Ancelotti but lauded the club for playing an attacking style of football. Chelsea set a new record for the number of goals scored in the Premier League with 103, five more than Manchester United scored in 2000.
'Ancelotti triumphs in his first try,' was La Repubblica's headline. 'Vedi, vini, vici: Carlo Ancelotti conquers England in his first try and becomes King of London.'