Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has insisted his future is "already decided" despite speculation mounting ahead of Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United.

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Chelsea, last season's Premier League and FA Cup winners, require a victory at Old Trafford on Tuesday if they are to have any realistic hope of winning silverware this season.

Having lost the first leg 1-0 at Stamford Bridge, there have been rumours that Roman Abramovich will seek a new manager if they fail to turn things around and book their place in the semi-finals, but Ancelotti claims the result will have no bearing.

"My future is already decided," Ancelotti said. "I don't have a problem with this game. It is not important that I have to speak with Roman."

"I have played this kind of game with this kind of pressure but it is not pressure, it is excitement because to be involved in this game is fantastic for my career.

"I am not afraid, I am not worried about this, I am happy to have the chance to be involved in this game."