Ancelotti calm about future

08 April 2011 04:00
Carlo Ancelotti insists his job as Chelsea manager des not depend on turning around the club's Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United. Wednesday night's 1-0 first-leg defeat to United at Stamford Bridge has left the Blues in danger of finishing without a trophy for only the third time since Roman Abramovich's takeover. On both other occasions, Abramovich sacked the manager, despite Claudio Ranieri and Avram Grant leading the side to the Champions League semi-finals and final respectively. Ancelotti was recruited because of his reputation as a European Cup specialist but a second-round and quarter-final exit in his two seasons in charge would suggest the club had gone backwards, rather than forwards, in that competition. But the Italian was defiant today about his own job prospects, saying: "I don't think the decision on my future at the club rests on whether or not I win the Champions League. "The club knows me very well, knows my behaviour, and they will take their decision on that. Until now, the support is totally 100%. I don't have a problem with this."

Source: PA

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