`Business as usual` for Blues

13 April 2011 07:00
Chelsea have on Wednesday insisted it is "business as usual" after speculation over Carlo Ancelotti's future intensified in the wake of the club's Champions League exit. It is understood there have been no meetings between owner Roman Abramovich and board members, or between board members themselves, to discuss the manager's position. Chelsea's quarter-final defeat to Manchester United, which was sealed by Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford, left them on the brink of ending a season without a trophy for only the third time since Abramovich bought the club almost eight years ago. The Russian chose to sack the incumbent manager on the two previous occasions and Ancelotti could be forgiven for fearing the same fate. But a spokesman told Press Association Sport: "It's business as usual. The most important thing is to win all the games we can in the league and qualify for the Champions League." Ancelotti, who has a year remaining on his contract, was philosophical about his future after the Old Trafford defeat, saying: "It's not my decision whether I stay or not."

Source: PA