Cech backing for Ancelotti

The Blues have not won in five Premier League outings to slip from

first to fourth in the table. But Cech believes Ancelotti, a former

manager of AC Milan and Juventus, can handle the situation. He told

isport.blesk.cz: “No-one is happy about the current situation,

obviously. We had a good gap ahead of other teams but lost it.

“Carlo has plenty of experience as he has gone through Milan and

Juventus. He knows how things work in big clubs. He is not

panicking. In training we do as we have always done.” Cech does not

believe the recent departure of assistant coach Ray Wilkins has

contributed to the dropping of so many points. “No, I don’t think

so,” he insisted. “It’s always a surprise when someone leaves at a

time when no-one really expects it. “But such things happen in

football and our team is so experienced as to be able to cope with

it. “Ray was a very important person and everybody was used to his

presence around the team. He used to be very popular among us

players. “But we cannot take that as the reason why we have been

doing badly. Ray was not on the pitch, after all.” Cech added the

players must respect the club’s decision to part with Wilkins,

admitting: “One day he was at training and the following day he was

not. Nobody knew why. “The club is managed by people who have a

certain vision how everything should work and if they have decided

this way, then they must have had a good reason. “We must respect

that. Us players don’t have any privilege to affect their