Ancelotti knows Chelsea job safe even if trophy not won

Carlo Ancelotti knows his job is safe at Chelsea.

The Sunday Mirror says before signing, in talks with owner Roman Abramovich, the Italian coach demanded guarantees about his future if the Blues failed to win a major trophy this season.

He said that without massive investment on new players Chelsea could be entering a barren spell in terms of lifting silverware.

Ancelotti eventually signed a three-year contract after receiving the required support from Abramovich.