Carlo Ancelotti has laughed off suggestions he would like to be given the sort of authority that Sir Alex Ferguson enjoys at Manchester United, with the Italian insisting he is happy to concentrate on coaching.
The Chelsea boss rubbished reports that he had offered his resignation at Stamford Bridge on Monday, insisting he is happy at the club.
In a response to growing rumours that the Italian was unhappy with the control of owner Roman Abramovich, Ancelotti replied: “These rumours are totally untrue. I don’t know why they came out.”
The stories emerged in the wake of former assistant manager Ray Wilkins’ departure, believed to be a move taken against the desire of Ancelotti.
However, the former Milan coach claims he has no desire to oversee all aspects of the Chelsea management.
“More power? I don’t know… For sure that would be more work, more jobs for me and I don’t want this,” Ancelotti told the Daily Star ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Zilina.
“I want to maintain my position. I am a coach. That’s where my experience lies. I’m not able to speak about financial things, administrative things or contracts. I prefer to stay in my position and control technical matters. My aim is to stay here.
“My aim is to stay here at this club, this country, in this atmosphere. It depends on me. I did a good job last year and I’d like to do the same this year. My aim is to stay here. I don’t want to stay like Sir Alex Ferguson because I think that’s impossible, but my aim is to stay here.”