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Please don't go

Everyone who knows anything about Chelsea Football Club knows that John Terry holds an almost vice like grip over the dressing room, so that whatever he says goes. So Carlo Ancelotti can be thankful that his captain has thrown his weight behind him, and said emphatically that he wants him to remain manager at Chelsea.

Chelsea have of course been playing dreadfully for the last four months, only winning six times, being knocked out of the FA Cup and dropping 12 points behind Manchester United, and Ancelotti is under extreme pressure to get them into the Champions League. So he will be breathing a huge sigh of relief that Terry has shown his support.

'All the players, and everyone involved in the club, have called for stability and we've got that with Carlo,' said Terry. 'He's a great guy, a great manager. The players are 100% behind the manager. He's got complete confidence in us, and we do with him. We know we've underachieved, but this team still has its hunger and its desire. We missed out on the Premier League for three years when United won it, but that's what I lose sleep over: watching other clubs lift trophies.

'It's been difficult in this run. At times we've shown our quality, and we picked up good away wins at Bolton and Sunderland recently and thought that was a turning point. If we'd beaten Liverpool we could have gone on a good run and got back into it, but that didn't happen. Now we have to man up and, as a group of players, take responsibility. It needs to happen now. We've had bad times before and we've always come out the other end, so we aim to stay together as a team and start winning.'

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