'I'm not afraid'

Carlo Ancelotti has said that he isn’t worried about being given the boot from Chelsea, should the Blues be knocked out of the Champions League tonight.

The Blues take Manchester United at Old Trafford, and are faced with the task of overturning the 1-0 deficit they took away from the first leg at Stamford Bridge. There have been persistent rumours that the Italian coach would be sacked should he not win the Champions League, and noises have been made that Roma’s prospective new owners want him as their coach for the start of next season. However, Ancelotti says he is more than happy to see out the end of his contract in London, and that he believes Chelsea won’t sack him should the season end in failure.

‘I think that a lot of times I have played this kind of game in my career with this pressure,’ said Ancelotti. ‘But it's not pressure. It's excitement. To be involved in this game is fantastic for my job, for my career. So I'm not afraid. I'm not worried about this. I'm happy to have a possibility to be involved in this game, to use my ability and my skill to give to the players the skills to play at their best.

‘As for my future, that is already decided. I don't have a problem about this game. It's not important that I have to speak with Roman. When I have a contract, everything is OK with him.’

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