Carlo Ancelotti Under Pressure As Chelsea Slump

Mick Bates by Mick Bates / 23 March 2010, 09:25

The honeymoon period for Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea is well and truly over with the Italian now in a fight to save his job following a poor run of results which have seen the Blues knocked out of the champions League and slip off the top of the Premier League table. Ancelotti joined Chelsea in the Summer and for the first few months everything seemed to be going to plan for the former AC Milan Gaffer but the wheels have come off somewhat since the turn of the year, he now knows that the last couple of months of the season will be pivotal for his future at Stamford Bridge as Roman Abramovich starts to get twitchy.

In fairness to Ancelotti there is no doubt that the club seems to have suffered a dip in form since the John Terry scandal broke and he has faced a tough month or two in defending his captain, while publicly the players and staff are saying all the right things it is clear that results have dropped off since the John Terry issue arose.

Chelsea have won just five games in their last 11 on a run that included a disappointing Champions League exit at the hands of former boss Jose Mourinho and Inter Milan, the style of the performance against Inter is a worrying sign for the club as the team were comprehensively outplayed. The team looked an ageing outfit against Inter and Ancelotti must surely realise that the squad will need to be overhauled over the next couple of seasons if is to bring success to the Bridge. That worrying defeat was followed with a lacklustre draw at Blackburn which saw the club slip off of the top of the table and hand the Premier League initiative to Man United and Arsenal.

The Sack Race understands that Ancelotti's position will be reviewed at the end of the season so a strong finish for Ancelotti will be essential if he is to convince Abramovich he is the man to take the club forward. They remain the biggest club remaining in the FA Cup and will fancy their chances of winning the competition which may well soften the blow. They are still very much in the title race at the moment with an upcoming game against Man United which may well prove crucial to the destination of the title as well as going a long way to deciding the future of Carlo Ancelotti. A poor run to the end of the campaign could see the Blues finish behind both Man United and Arsenal which is unlikely to be good enough for Ancelotti to extend his stay in Englaand past one season with the clubs owners and fans desperate for success.sackometer-03-needsawin

Betting Odds Tips

Managers Departed

Last man down

Mark Cooper
Mark Cooper
(Forest Green)
11th April
VIEW ALL CASUALTIES
x
Bet £10 Get £40 in Free Bets
Exclusive Promo Code
M40
JOIN NOW
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using promo code M40 only. 1x per customer. Min £/€10 bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Free bets of 2 x £/€15 issued after first qualifying bet settles. Max £/€10 Bonus. 35x wagering requirement. Max redeemable bonus: £25. Casino bonus expires after 72 hours. UK & Eire only. Additional T&Cs, including free-bet, game, location, payment method and stake contributions apply. begambleaware.org.
x
Up to £100 in bet credits
Exclusive Promo Code
100BET365
JOIN NOW
#AD Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code ‘100BET365’ can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way. 18+ begambleaware.org.
Advert Disclaimer
Thesackrace.com is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Thesackrace.com accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.
Next in firing line Hottest Manager Markets

Premier League

Next Manager to Leave

Arsenal

Next Manager

Atletico Madrid

Next Manager

Barcelona

Next Manager

Celtic

Next Manager

Crystal Palace

Next Manager

England

Next Manager

England U21

Next Manager

Germany

Next Manager

Liverpool

Next Manager

Manchester United

Next Manager

Newcastle United

Next Manager

Paris St Germain

Next Manager

Preston North End

Next Manager

Real Madrid

Next Manager

Republic of Ireland

Next Manager

Southampton

Next Manager

Tottenham Hotspur

Next Manager

Valencia

Next Manager
x
Bet £10 Get £40 in Free Bets
£30 in free sports bets + £10 Casino Bonus #AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using promo code M40 only. 1x per customer. Min £/€10 bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Free bets of 2 x £/€15 issued after first qualifying bet settles. Max £/€10 Bonus. 35x wagering requirement. Max redeemable bonus: £25. Casino bonus expires after 72 hours. UK & Eire only. Additional T&Cs, including free-bet, game, location, payment method and stake contributions apply. begambleaware.org.
BET HERE
We use cookies to provide statistics that help give you the best experience of our site. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more
Got It