Ancelotti remains focused on Blues
The Italian returns home to see his father at every opportunity but, while he accepts it is sometimes emotionally difficult, he has a first-class support system - both at the club and back home. "My father is not well," said Ancelotti. "He's an old man. When possible I have to go to Italy. "Whenever possible, I fly back to Italy to see him. He has good support from my sister, so we don't have a problem for this reason. "It's not difficult to keep my focus. I've spent a lot of time here and, when I'm not here, I have good support from my assistant. "Everyone knows my situation. I don't have a problem managing the team for this reason. It's difficult, emotionally, when it's your father... but this is life. I have to do my best to stay close to him, but this is the life. "If it's possible I will go back on Monday. But I will not miss the Carling Cup game against Newcastle next week. The flights are very regular from Gatwick to Bologna."