Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted he is a “lucky man” to still be in the job.
The reigning Premier League champions have won just one of their last eight games, their worst run in recent history, to slump from top to fifth in the table.
And Ancelotti, whose side travel to Wolves this evening hoping to get their title defence back on track, admits he would have been sacked by other clubs because of the poor sequence of results.
The 51-year-old said: “I am a lucky man. I understand that a lot of coaches are sacked with results like these.”
The former AC Milan coach then went on to insist the club be judged at the end of the season, with Chelsea still competing for Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup glory.
Ancelotti added: “When you go to a restaurant, you have to pay the bill when finish your meal.
“It's the same here. We have to pay the bill at the end of the season. At the end the club can judge me.
“The best food would be the Champions League. I've tasted it sometimes and it's good.”