Stamford Bridge boss is going nowhere.
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Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed rumours that he is considering quitting as manager of Chelsea.
Speaking before Tuesday’s Champions League game against MSK Zilina, he said: “These rumours are untrue. I’ve no idea where they’ve come from.”
Reports on Monday also suggested that Ancelotti, who took over as Chelsea boss in June 2009 and has one and-a-half years remaining on his current contract, had consulted the League Managers’ Association about his position.
However, he cleared that matter up by saying: “I didn’t call the LMA. They called me last night [Sunday] when I was relaxing at home, just to find out what was going on.
“There was, last night, an LMA dinner with the coaches and they wanted to know about these rumours. I said to them that this is totally untrue. I read in the papers that I called them. That’s untrue. I didn’t call nobody.
“There’s no reason to think about my position. It’s very clear. I am the coach.
“I have my contract until 2012, here, in this club. I’ve said a lot of times that I’d like to stay here.
“I love not just this club, but these players. I have a lot of confidence in these players, in this squad, so there’s no reason to change my ideas.
“When the team don’t reach the right results, obviously the coach is under pressure.
“Obviously I am under pressure because I’d like Chelsea to win every game, but I am focused on my job to make us play better than we are at this moment.” (BBC Sport)
Carlo Ancelotti walked into the press conference at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground and charmed journalists with his usual good humour.
Tomorrow night the Blues play MSK Zilina in the UEFA Champions League, and with the speculation over their manager behind them, Chelsea will hope to return to form with a victory.
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