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5 iconic moments from Carlo Ancelotti's career

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Carlo Ancelotti, coach of AC Milan,
A young Ancelotti won the Serie A coach of the year in 2001

Carlo Ancelotti may have just been sacked by Bayern Munich, but the Italian still has numerous iconic moments which will help him quickly forget about that.

The fact that he won the Bundesliga title with Bayern and that their exit from the Champions League came in controversial circumstances last season, makes one wonder whether his sacking was a rather premature decision. His sacking at Bayern will be considered a low in his career, illustrating just how many iconic moments the 58-year-old has had during his management career.

Here are the five most iconic moments from Ancelotti’s career:

Also read: 5 iconic moments from Pep Guardiola's career

5) Serie A Coach of the Year 2001

Ancelotti’s first personal accolade, one of many, came in 2001. This was when he first took over as boss of AC Milan at the very beginning of his career.

He had led Juventus to second in Serie A in the 2000/01 season, before taking over at Milan and helping them recover from a poor run of results, leading to him winning this trophy.

In recent weeks Ancelotti has suffered criticism from lots of Bayern players about his training and techniques as a coach. However, this seems odd due to the fact players like Kaka, Andrea Pirlo, Cristiano Ronaldo and more have never complained and achieved success with him as their boss.

Ancelotti is clearly a very good coach, proven by the fact he has managed so many big teams, including Juventus, Milan, Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid and Bayern. Additionally, he has led all of them but one to league titles, indicating Arjen Robben and his Bayern team-mates may need to take a look in the mirror rather than make Ancelotti the scapegoat.

Things may not have worked out at Bayern, but Ancelotti winning coach of the year in 2001 was the starting point in a hugely successful managerial career and one of his most iconic moments as a coach.

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