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Jose Mourinho’s future at Chelsea has been debated in the media after the poor start to the season by the reigning Premier League champions.
One of the names that has been thrown out there of potential replacements to Mourinho is Carlo Ancelotti. The 56-year-old Italian wouldn’t mind going back to his former club, but he’s convinced that Chelsea will stick with Mourinho.
“I would have no problem with Chelsea,’ Ancelotti told The Daily Mail. “But Jose won’t be sacked. They already choose to keep him, and I think they made a good choice.”
Ancelotti managed Chelsea between 2009-2011. He reckons that it’s not Mourinho’s fault that things are going poorly, instead he thinks the players are not looking as motivated as they were last season.
‘Sometimes you can’t explain why things happen… what is going wrong,” Ancelotti said. “It is a mystery. How did we lose (with AC Milan) in Istanbul when we were three goals up against Liverpool at half-time? You expect the opponent manager to put on a striker but he puts on a midfielder!
“I look from a distance at Chelsea and I think they won the title easily last year and I don’t think they are so motivated this year.
“It’s true that the manager has to be able to motivate players but the manager cannot motivate a player if the player is not self-motivated. It’s impossible. They have lost something and it’s difficult to change like a switch. You have to work slowly to change.
“But Mourinho is one of the best managers in the world, no doubt. I look at his body language and he’s OK. He is not so worried. He has confidence. During the Dynamo Kiev game the supporters were singing his name. He’ll sort it out.”