Ancelotti at ease with mini-protest

07 January 2011 05:00
Carlo Ancelotti has laughed off a fan protest calling for him to be sacked as Chelsea manager, insisting such demonstrations were much worse in Italy. Ancelotti and his players arrived at their Cobham base this morning to find a pair of banners draped opposite the entrance which read: "Ancelotti + Abramovich out!!!" and "None of you are fit to wear the shirt". The signs, presumably the handiwork of a Chelsea supporter disgruntled at the club's worst Barclays Premier League slump for almost 15 years, were later removed. And they are unlikely to be representative of the majority of fans' views, allowing Ancelotti to make light of the protest. "There was only one?" joked the Italian, who masterminded Chelsea's first ever league and FA Cup double last season. "If it's only one, there's no problem!" He added: "Here, you saw outside just one person who is not happy. In Italy, it's different. You can find outside the training ground 1,000 people not happy. It's difficult to fight with 1,000. With one, you can manage."

Source: PA