Ancelotti: I’m lucky to still have my job after poor run of results


    Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has conceded that he is lucky not to have been sacked by now as he has taken the Blues through their worst run since Roman Abramovich took over the club.
    From their last 10 games, Chelsea have picked up just 10 points, and they now find themselves behind all of their title rivals in fifth place.
    When asked if he thinks he would still be in a job in Italy, he told the The Daily Mail: “I am a lucky man. I understand that a lot of coaches are sacked with results like these.”
    However, the former AC Milan manager declared that he shouldn’t be judged on his results now, and only at the end of the season.
    The Italian added: “When you go to a restaurant, you have to pay the bill when finish your meal.
    “It’s the same here. We have to pay the bill at the end of the season. At the end the club can judge me. The best food would be the Champions League. I’ve tasted it sometimes and it’s good.”
    Ancelotti understands that his side need to start winning consistently again, adding they must stay tight at the back until the final whistle after shipping a number of goals late on in games recently.
    He continued: “Against Everton we conceded in the 86th minute.”
    “We missed a penalty at Tottenham and conceded in the last minute against Aston Villa. We have lost six points in the last minute and with those six points we’d be top of the table.”
    In terms of strengthening his side in January, Ancelotti has targeted players for the future, but ones who can make a difference now.
    He said: “When the Champions League comes back, we need to have a squad without injuries,” he said.
    “If the club does buy, it will not be just for this year. We are looking for young players but ones with experience who don’t need time to adapt.