Carlo Ancelotti reiterates desire to stay in England... if Chelsea sack him

14 May 2011 07:32
ShareCarlo Ancelotti prepared for what is likely to be his Stamford Bridge farewell by insisting his appetite to manage in English football remains strong.

Ancelotti says he is fit and fresh and eager to continue coaching next season, either at Chelsea, where he has one year left on his contract, or another Barclays Premier League club, if he is fired, as expected.

'My desire is to stay here but if it's not possible I have to find another thing,' said the Italian, who has already been linked with the job at Manchester City. 'I would like to train, I would like to manage. I am not tired of this. I don't need to have a rest. I want to train next season, first in this club, second in another place.

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'I love the atmosphere in England. Everyone respects your job, there is no violence, the stadiums are full.That's the reason I want to stay here. If it's not possible, then I am Italian and if there are opportunities in Italy, I will take them.

'I know this world for a long time. Iam experienced. I know sometimes the club decides to change the coach. Idon't want to think about it being my last game. It is the last home game and I am focused to put the best team out. To win. To say thanks toour fans.'

Chelsea are at home to Newcastle on Sunday and at Everton on the final day of the Premier League campaign before Ancelotti's scheduled summit meeting with chief executive Ron Gourlay to discuss a season without a trophy.

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The manager claims wholesale change would be a mistake but continuity is not Roman Abramovich's style. The owner has had six managers in eight years at the Bridge and those to enda season empty handed - Claudio Ranieri and Avram Grant - were quickly fired.

'I don't think this club needs to have a lot of changes in the future to stay at the top level,' said Ancelotti. 'The squad is strong. When a team reached second place, you have to stay quiet, calm, objective. Something was wrong but something in this season was also good.

'To change a lot of players would be dangerous. In January, Chelsea spent a lot of money and put in a fantastic effort to bring in Fernando Torres and David Luiz, two playerswho, next season, will be better. It would be dangerous to tear it up because we didn't win.

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'United finished second last season. They were calm, quiet. They bought the right players - Chicarito has hada fantastic season - and they've been in competition. This year, they win. This is a good thing, to manage the defeats.'

Luiz may be dropped against Newcastle after his mistakes at Old Trafford last weekend, with the manager insisting he must 'improve his focus', but Torres starts.

'He will have a fantastic career hereat Chelsea,' said Ancelotti. 'He is young, he is motivated. He had a problem but, next season, it will be really better for him.' That may betoo late for Ancelotti.

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Source: Daily_Mail

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