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Carlo Ancelotti: My Time Is Up At Chelsea

Stamford Bridge boss knows his time is running out at the club.

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti wants to see out his contract at the club but knows it is unlikely he will be given the opportunity.

The Italian conceded his Premier League title to Manchester United after his side lost 2-1 to the Red Devils at Old Trafford.

Ancelotti must now wait two weeks until the end of the season to hear of his fate from owner Roman Abramovich.

The Russian billionaire has given Ancelotti until the end of the season to show he is improving the side but in private has been searching for a successor.

Guss Hiddinki, Pep Guardiola and Andre Villas-Boas have all been linked with the job as Abramovcih is planning a mass clear-out at Stamford Bridge.

Ancelotti has been criticised for relying on ageing squad but he insists no major overhaul is required.

The 51-year-old took Chelsea to a first ever Double last season, but admits the club have fallen short this campaign.

“I have another year on my contract and I would like to stay but it is the decision of the club,” Ancelotti said.

“The club will take a decision at the end of the season, we have two more games, two more weeks and we wait and see. We will arrange a meeting after the end of the season.

“Italy is my country and one day I will come back to Italy as I love my country but in the last two years I have found a fantastic atmosphere in football, a fantastic country, and I respect the people.

“There is no violence in the stadium, the stadiums are full and I would like to stay here for these reasons.’

“I don’t know what the owner thinks about the season but in my opinion we could have done better,” he added.

“I am honest to say that Chelsea didn’t do its best this season but sometimes that can happen. Last season we had a fantastic season, this year it was a little bit different.

“This year we bought (David) Luiz, Ramires and Fernando Torres who are all fantastic players and this was enough for the future.

“I don’t think this team needs to have a lot of movement and now is not the right time.”

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