Blues rubbish Carlo quit reports

Published Nov. 22, 2010 7:15 a.m. ET

The Italian has come under pressure in recent weeks following a dip in in their form, coupled with the shock departure of his right-hand man Ray Wilkins. The Blues have lost three of their last four games, but still remain top of the league on goal difference following their latest defeat at Birmingham on Saturday. Wilkins' departure has rocked the club, with Ancelotti confirming that the decision to axe him was not his. On Sunday, bookmakers reported a huge surge in betting on Ancelotti departing and rumours began to spread that he was ready to walk away. But the champions have reacted by insisting that is not the case, and told Sky Sports News: "He is contracted until 2012 and speculation about his future is total nonsense."