Ancelotti reiterates Chelsea pledge

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti admitted on Friday that he is uncertain about his future at Stamford Bridge but wants to stay.The Italian, who masterminded a Premier League and FA Cup double in his first season, has endured a turbulent second campaign in England and after not picking up a trophy, rumours are rife that he is on the way out.

“I have trained for 15 years in this world, sometimes I win, sometimes I don’t, but every time I have enjoyed the season,” Ancelotti said.

“Every time at the end of the season I was happy because I worked, maybe sometimes I worked well, maybe sometimes I made a mistake but this is my job and this is my work and I want to stay.”

On his future, he added: “I said it already we have to wait until the end of the season. I don’t know what will happen after this game, we will arrange a meeting.”

“I have said a lot of times the club have to judge my job objectively and if they decide to change for me it is not a problem, I will be upset with the decision of the club but I will find another solution.”

“I am not surprised about this, but when I started my experience here in England. If someone told me we’d win the FA Cup and Premier League in two years I’d be very happy.”

Chelsea’s campaign started brightly but they endured a tough patch mid-season, beginning with embarrassing defeats at the hands of Sunderland and lowly Birmingham.

They never really recovered and Ancelotti admitted that the season had been a struggle but insists that he has enjoyed it despite the difficulties.

“To be honest, I don’t think that we did our best, we started really well but we could not maintain good continuity,” he said.

“We finished well, we reached the Champions League easily but the bad moment was too long. We could do better, this is football we had lots of problem during the season.”

Ancelotti was adamant that if he does survive next week’s crunch meeting, Chelsea will not need to make many changes over the summer.

“To maintain the top position, we don’t need to spend a lot of money,” he said.

“The club spent a lot of money in January buying Torres and David Luiz, and Ramires in the summer. We don’t need a lot of changes to stay at the top.”

Chelsea face Everton on Sunday, in what is a meaningless game for the Blues.

They will be without Jose Bosingwa, Yossi Benayoun and Ramires, and they come up against a side they have had their fair share of problems against in recent years.

On Everton, Ancelotti added: “A lot of time we have a problem with them.”

“They are strong and they are always focused. It’s difficult to create situations to score but will try on Sunday.”

“Sunday we want to play at our best but it’s not easy to maintain concentration without many aims, but we want to finish strongly against Everton.”

 


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