Carlo unfazed by pressure

Chelsea boss not worried about being replaced

Ancelotti: Remains happy to be under pressure despite Chelsea's recent upturn in form

Carlo Ancelotti insists that he has no qualms about still being under pressure despite mounting a late title charge.

At one point in the season the defending champions were 15 points adrift of Manchester United and hopes of regaining their crown looked to be over.

"Every club has this possibility to change the manager at the end of the season if they want to. I've said I don't have a problem. I've tried to do my best. But the club has to check my job."

Carlo Ancelotti

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Now with three games left, Chelsea know they can move above United on goal difference if they win at Old Trafford on Sunday.

But Ancelotti admits that Chelsea could still opt to replace him in the summer if they do not manage to overhaul Sir Alex Ferguson's men.

"It's not crazy to think that the club can change," Ancelotti admitted.

"Every club has this possibility to change the manager at the end of the season if they want to.

"I've said I don't have a problem. I've tried to do my best. But the club has to check my job.

"If they consider my job is good, I'll stay. If they don't consider it good, they can change.

"I would like to stay but I am very quiet and calm."

Referee

Meanwhile, Ancelotti has insisted that he will not be following Ferguson's path of commenting about the referee for Sunday's game who is Howard Webb.

The Chelsea boss insists that you should not comment on the match officials at all, saying: "You don't get an advantage to speak against the referee. The decision is already taken.

"Also for the image of football you have a social responsibility. For the young kids who look at you as an idol, the image on and off the pitch is important.

"Sometimes when things are not good you can speak about things that go against you.

"But I don't want to put pressure on the referee. Howard Webb is a fantastic referee, he has the skills to handle the occasion.

"If the referee has no experience maybe you can be a little worried about this but with Webb there is no problem.

"I have trust in the referees in England. They make mistakes but this is normal, you have to accept that or you have to say there is a conspiracy and I don't believe that."