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Mixed weekend for Roman Abramovich's former Chelsea bosses

Jose Mourinho Double

As Rafa Benitez bids adieu how were Claudio Ranieri, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Guus Hidding and Andre Villas-Boas getting on?

As Rafa Benitez bids farewell to Stamford Bridge with a 2-1 against Everton we wondered what kind of weekend the other former Abramovich managers were having.

Well apart from Roberto Di Matteo, Avram Grant and Luiz Felipe Scolari; who probably had their feet up somewhere watching it was an eventful time for these five.

So how did they all get on?

Claudio Ranieri

The Italian was never really a first-choice of Abramovich but ironically he probably had the best weekend out of the bunch. He led his AS Monaco side to the Ligue 2 title and continued to speculate the possibility of Radamel Falcao playing for him next season as well as Eric Abidal, Carlos Tevez and Joao Moutinho. Take that Roman!

Jose Mourinho

The Real Madrid manager had a weekend he would rather forget. He admitted after the defeat to city rivals Atletico Madrid in the final of the Copa del Rey this Saturday that this season has been the worst of his career.

He will not be picking up any silverware this campaign thanks to a goal from Joao Miranda in extra-time.

If matters couldn't have got any worse he was also sent to the stands for his protestation at a Cristiano Ronaldo red-card.

It looks like he will be back at Stamford Bridge next season and will be hoping for a better year.

Carlo Ancelotti

Paris Saint-Germain would have had a quiet weekend of lifting up a lovely trophy if it was not for David Beckham. The England international announced his retirement from the game on Thursday leaving much of the focus for their win against Stade Brest on the player. The 38-year-old was given the captaincy by Ancelotti and then taken off in tears late in the game.

But wait! Stop the press. Because Ancelotti's weekend just got interesting as he has officially asked to leave PSG and take over at Real Madrid; watch this space.

Guus Hiddink

Hiddink's weekend certainly fell into the bad weekend category. Sure his Anzhi Makhachkala side have been out of the running for a little while now but it still hurts to watch the title you are supposed to be winning lifted up by your rivals.

But after CSKA Moscow won the Russian Premier League title that was exactly what happened for the Dutchman; but he is joining Sir Alex Ferguson and Jupp Heynckes in the retirement home this summer so we doubt he was to bothered.

Andre Villas Boas

It has not been a great weekend for AVB either. His Tottenham side tried in vain but just could not grab the final Champions League spot despite Gareth Bale scoring a screaming winner against Sunderland; as Arsenal beat Newcastle United.

To make matters worse rumours continue to persist that would make you believe that Bale's goal on Sunday might be his last for the club.

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