‘I thought being Chelsea manager would be more glamourous than this.’
Ross Turnbull is the first signing of the Carlo Ancelotti era. The English goalkeeper, 24, was signed on a free transfer from Middlesbrough.
But I wonder if Ancelotti had anything to do with this transfer, other than to approve it. Apparently Chelsea took an interest in Turnbull last season, so he can’t be considered an Ancelotti signing.
I had to laugh at the Wikipedia entry for Turnbull, which assumes that there is a very logical reason behind the signing of a player who will see almost no first-team football next season. The entry goes:
‘On 2 July 2009, Turnbull joined Chelsea FC in a cunning ploy for Chelsea to overcome a new