Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti says he will not have a problem if he is sacked by Blues owner Roman Abramovich at the end of the season.
11 points behind the Premier League leaders, Manchester United, who knocked them out of the Champions League on Tuesday, Chelsea are on the brink of their worst season since Abramovich bought the club, almost eight years ago.
And although Ancelotti won the domestic double in his first season in charge last year, the failings of the second campaign have made his position precarious to say the least.
“I don’t know what my future is,” said the former AC Milan manager.
“At the end of the season, I think the club can decide if they want me to continue or if they want to change. If they are not happy, they can change without problem. This is not a problem for me.”
Many faces in football believe that Ancelotti should be given more time at Stamford Bridge after the successful first year he experienced at Chelsea, when his side played a brand of thrilling attacking football. Nonetheless, the Italian believes that the 2009/10 season should be consigned to the history books.
“Last year is the past,” he said. “Everyone was happy to win the Double last year but this is the past. Obviously, this season was not a good season for us but now we have seven games.
“To speak now about which kind of change the club wants to do for next season about a new transfer or my future is not the right time. Every one of us has to try to do the best for the left seven games. After that, in the summer, we can speak about this. But to speak now is not the right time.”