MX23RW : Wednesday, October 17 21:10:50

Chelsea 'remove Ancelotti's non-compete'

Chelsea reportedly remove a clause from Carlo Ancelotti's contract preventing him from joining a rival club.

Chelsea have reportedly removed a clause from Carlo Ancelotti's contract that prevented him from joining another English club.

Under the terms of the Italian's deal, agreed in 2009, he was forbidden from working for a rival team for 12 months after departing Stamford Bridge.

According to the Evening Standard, Ancelotti has met with the club to agree a settlement following his dismissal on Sunday evening. At the point he left, Ancelotti still had a year remaining on his contract.

The newspaper also claims that Guus Hiddink, who managed Chelsea for three months in 2009, is the frontrunner to replace Ancelotti.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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