Ancelotti has no problem with Chelsea firing him
With Chelsea set to end the season without a trophy, manager Carlo Ancelotti said Friday that he would have ''no problem'' if the club fired him.
Ancelotti ended his first season in charge of Chelsea last May by winning the Premier League and FA Cup. But the team's last realistic hope of a trophy this season ended Tuesday when Manchester United eliminated the London club from the Champions League quarterfinals.
United is also on course to win the Premier League title.
''The club can judge my job,'' Ancelotti said. ''If they decide at the end of the season it wasn't good enough they have to change without problem. ... This is not a problem for me.''
Ancelotti left AC Milan in 2009 after winning the Champions League in '03 and '07. He also won the Serie A title once during his eight years in charge.
''I came from a country where they don't think continuity is the right thing,'' Ancelotti said at Chelsea's training ground.
The 51-year-old manager is now focused on helping third-place Chelsea move up to second in the Premier League, with the team playing at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
''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,'' he said. ''It's not the moment to find guilt. It's a moment to stay focused on the next game, do our best, and look to the end of the season. We can judge at the end what was wrong and what was good.
''I will try to do my best, because I want to stay here,'' Ancelotti added. ''If there is a possibility to do that, I will be happy.''
Ancelotti is the sixth manager at Chelsea since Roman Abramovich bought the London club in 2003.
''The most important thing for a club, and for a manager, is to have a good relationship with the club, the owner,'' Ancelotti said. ''When this relationship is not good, you have to change. Until now, the relationship with the owner is fantastic. He has supported me this season when we didn't achieve important results.''