16 Apr 2011

Chelsea coach not fazed if he loses job

7:16 am on 16 April 2011

The Chelsea football manager Carlo Ancelotti says it would be "no problem" for him if he were sacked at the end of the season.

Media speculation has been rife over the Italian's future after the London side's last realistic chance of silverware vanished this week when they were beaten by Manchester United in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Ancelotti says he had spoken to owner Roman Abramovich after the United defeat but it was unclear if he had discussed the future with the Russian who Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has said is "obsessed" with the Champions League.

Abramovich has shown no mercy in showing the door to managers who have not brought home trophies and Ancelotti knows last year's Premier League and FA Cup double may count for little when it comes to determining his fate.

Qualifying for next year's Champions League is now the clear priority for Chelsea, who travel to mid-table West Bromwich Albion for their Premier League clash on Sunday.

Chelsea are third in the table, trailing leaders Manchester United by 11 points.

They are four points behind Arsenal and two above fourth-placed Manchester City.