Ahead of tonight's crucial game away to Manchester United, Chelsea could reportedly sack Carlo Ancelotti should the Blues fail to progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League
Pressure on Ancelotti is mounting, despite him dismissing speculation about his future at Stamford Bridge.
But rumours have been swirling in recent days that a Champions League exit tonight at Old Trafford - which would effectively end Chelsea's season - will lead to owner Roman Abramovich sacking Ancelotti.
The Russian's patience with his manager is believed to be at breaking point and according to the Daily Mail, Turkey coach Guus Hiddink could make a return to Stamford Bridge.
Ahead of tonight's second leg, which Chelsea need to win after being beaten by the Premier League leaders 1-0 in last week's first leg in west London, Ancelotti said of the pressure on him: "I do not fear this game may decide my future. My future is already clear, because I have another 12 months on my contract, so I don’t have a problem about this game.
"It’s not important that I have to speak with Roman. When I have a contract, everything is OK with him.
"A lot of times, I played this kind of game with this pressure. But it’s not pressure, it’s excitement. To be involved in this game is fantastic for my job, for my career.
"So I’m not afraid. I’m not worried about this. I’m happy to be able to use my ability and skills, in a game like this, to bring out the best in my players."
Hiddink, who is currently charge of the Turkey national team, has also been linked with PSV Eindhoven in recent weeks.