Carlo Ancelotti rubbishes rumours he is to quit Chelsea
Quit rumours 'totally untrue' - Ancelotti
Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed rumours that he is considering quitting as manager of Chelsea.
Speculation over the Italian's future at Stamford Bridge intensified after a third defeat in four games on Saturday.
The Blues lost 1-0 at Birmingham, and afterwards Ancelotti admitted he was not in total control at Chelsea.
But speaking before Tuesday's Champions League game against MSK Zilina, he said: "These rumours are untrue. I've no idea where they've come from."
Reports on Monday also suggested that Ancelotti, who took over as Chelsea boss in June 2009 and has one and-a-half years remaining on his current contract, had consulted the League Managers' Association about his position.
However, he cleared that matter up by saying: "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.
"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.
"There's no reason to think about my position. It's very clear. I am the coach.
"I have my contract until 2012, here, in this club. I've said a lot of times that I'd like to stay here.
"I love not just this club, but these players. I have a lot of confidence in these players, in this squad, so there's no reason to change my ideas.
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