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I will not plead to keep my job, says defiant Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti

21 May 2011 14:31:10

I will not plead to keep my job, says defiant Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti

Share Carlo Ancelotti has insisted he will not beg to keep his job when he learns his fate as Chelsea manager next week. A defiant Ancelotti also vowed not to shed any tears if he is given the boot, insisting he could be proud of his record at Stamford Bridge. Ancelotti looks set to be sacked at a meeting with his bosses in the days after Sunday's final Barclays Premier League game of the season at Everton, having overseen the Blues' worst campaign of the Roman Abramovich era.  Facing the sack: But Carlo Ancelotti says he won't lose any sleep if he is forced out That is despite masterminding the club's first ever double during his maiden year in charge. Ancelotti believes his achievements speak for themselves and will not be pleading with billionaire owner Abramovich, chief executive Ron Gourlay, or chairman Bruce Buck.  'I don't want to "fight" to keep my job,' said Ancelott.  'The club have to judge two years of my job.  'If they think that my job was good for this club, I will stay. If they think that my job was not so good, I will have to go.' He added: 'I'm not "desperate" to keep this job. It's not my decision.  'My desire is to stay here because I feel happy here. I continue to feel good here. I love this atmosphere and the training ground.  'The people who are working around me are very honest and professional. I think, together, we did a good job.' Abramovich has never before tolerated a trophyless season but the previous two managers sacked for failing to win silverware had not won the double the previous year. Ruthless: Chelsea faltered when Wilkins (right) left and Abramovich (left) could wield the axe again Giving Ancelotti the boot would therefore arguably be the most ruthless decision of Abramovich's eight-year reign. But Ancelotti said: 'It's not a difficult club if they decide to sack me.  'At a difficult club, you are not able to do your job when you're there.  'Here, I have a lot of responsibility. I didn't have pressure in these two years. I was very much under control.  'Nobody put too much pressure on me, to put this player or that player in the team. I had my ideas no problem.' Abramovich did, however, unceremoniously sack Ancelotti's assistant and good friend Ray Wilkins back in November, seemingly with little justification.  'I don't want to give an opinion on this,' said Ancelotti, whose probable demise appears to have been influenced heavily by the departure of Wilkins. Coupled with injuries to key players following the controversial decision to allow several experienced stars to leave last summer, it seemed to be a crucial factor in the club's worst run in the league for almost 15 years. That slump ultimately cost them the title - and possibly other silverware as well. But Ancelotti has persistently refused to put the blame on last summer's change of policy. He said: 'When we decided to change the philosophy to put more young players in, I'd been in agreement.'  Chelsea and Liverpool told to cough up ?20m for Wigan's McCarthyDon't sack Carlo! City boss Mancini tells Abramovich not to axe Ancelotti All the latest Chelsea FC news, features and opinion  Explore more:People: Bruce Buck, Carlo Ancelotti


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