Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that he doesn’t believe the club will sack under-fire boss Jose Mourinho anytime soon, the Daily Mail reports.
However, he also suggested that he would be open to a return to Stamford Bridge should the opportunity ever present itself.
“I would have no problem with Chelsea,” he says when asked if he could even contemplate a second stint given the nature of his own dismissal — in a corridor at Everton — in 2011. “But Jose won’t be sacked. They already choose to keep him, and I think they made a good choice.”
And Ancelotti feels that a big part of the problem is that the players haven’t been pulling their weight recently.
“I look from a distance at Chelsea and I think they won the title easily last year and I don’t think they are so motivated this year,” he added.
“It’s true that the manager has to be able to motivate players but the manager cannot motivate a player if the player is not self-motivated. It’s impossible. They have lost something and it’s difficult to change like a switch. You have to work slowly to change.
“But Mourinho is one of the best managers in the world, no doubt. I look at his body language and he’s OK. He is not so worried. He has confidence. During the Dynamo Kiev game the supporters were singing his name. He’ll sort it out.”
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