I was reading that Florent Malouda has paid tribute and thanked Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti for his guidance at the club. He said:
"Ancelotti has allowed me to reach a new level. He gave me responsibility and I believe he has appreciated me. I had some frank talks with him and that's how a special relationship was born.
Last year we experienced a difficult week after our Champions League elimination to Inter Milan. We lost to Manchester City and Manchester United were ahead of us so everything could have changed.
We needed a boss, a leader, and that is exactly what he was. People talk about Jose Mourinho but it is the very first time Chelsea have won the Double. Ancelotti entered history.
I believe I am in the best form of my whole life at the moment and at the right club".
This interview got me thinking. Now if you are a follower of my blog and especially through last season you will know I wasn't exactly Carlo's biggest fan. It came to a point where I had to write an apology (that said it all and included the references of my previous opinions), I am sure there are some of you Chelsea fans that maybe once or twice felt the same as me back then.
One thing is for sure, I have grown to love and admire Carlo as time has gone on at the club. The way he conducts himself, the way he speaks and especially the way he has celebrated winning the double.
There is no question he is getting the best out of the players right now and long may it continue.
I was just wondering how many of your own opinions changed since Carlo has been at the club. How did you feel when he joined, half way through last season, to the double success and our start to this season?