Petr Cech reveals which former Chelsea manager had the worst training sessions

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Former Chelsea goalie, Petr Cech has named Carlo Ancelotti as the ex-Chelsea head coach that had the most intense training methods during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Ancelotti, who now manages Real Madrid, had a great spell with the Blues between 2009 and 2011, and even won the Premier League and the FA Cup before he was surprisingly fired by the owner of the club at the time, Roman Abramovich.

The Italian appeared to be someone the players really enjoyed working with, as Cech himself has previously admitted. However, the retired goalkeeper has now revealed that he did have a reservation about working with the legendary coach due to his tough training sessions.

Speaking on the Obi One podcast, Petr Cech said of Ancelotti: “When a new manager arrived, Carlo Ancelotti, he was like ‘wow, this training is so intense, it’s like a match’. I was like, ‘no, boss it’s the worst’ because I felt everyone looked tired and wasn’t training well. Carlo didn’t understand this because he wasn’t used to that.”

Ancelotti certainly doesn’t look like the type of manager that would be tough on his players, given his rather calm demeanour, but it’s been said that looks can be deceiving sometimes.

Meanwhile, former Chelsea winger, Eden Hazard was asked a similar question during an appearance on the same podcast, and he named Antonio Conte, while also admitting that he learnt a lot under the former Tottenham and Juventus coach.