Carlo Ancelotti won't be leaving Chelsea
With his side currently sitting joint-top of the Premier League, Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that rumours claiming that he is preparing to leave the Blues are totally unfounded.
There has been speculation that Ancelotti has been considering leaving his role as manager at Stamford Bridge, following a spate of unusually poor performances from his side.
The Blues experienced their third defeat in four games over the weekend, as they lost 1-0 to Birmingham who are only 14th place in the Premiership table.
Ancelotti has been in charge at Chelsea since June 2009 and still has another year and a half left on his current contract with the club.
The wave of rumours and allegations has prompted the Italian manager to come forward and speak out against them:
"These rumours are untrue. I've no idea where they've come from." stated Ancelotti.
The 51-year-old Italian has hit out at the press, saying that stories which have been printed that claim he has been in touch with the League Managers' Association are completely untrue.
“I didn't call the LMA. They called me last night [Sunday] when I was relaxing at home, just to find out what was going on.” said Ancelotti.
"There was, last night, an LMA dinner with the coaches and they wanted to know about these rumours. I said to them that this is totally untrue. I read in the papers that I called them. That's untrue. I didn't call nobody.” added the Chelsea manager.
Some critics have claimed that Chelsea's recent dip in form can be linked with the fact that assistant coach Ray Wilkins has recently left the Blue's fold, however, Ancelotti disputes this and believes that he has what it takes to get his side back on track.
Chelsea are currently top of the Premiership with Manchester United on 28 points, but lead on goal difference.
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