Ancelotti insists he has full support at Bayern

Carlo Ancelotti insists he has the full support of the
Bayern Munich players and senior figures despite
disappointing recent results.
The Bundesliga champions surrendered a 2-1 lead
to lose 3-2 to Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal
semi-final on Wednesday, just eight days after
suffering a Champions League exit at the hands of
Real Madrid.
A run of one win in seven in all competitions has
prompted speculation the squad have become
disillusioned with some of Ancelotti's methods.
Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stressed this
week Ancelotti's future is not under discussion and
the Italian has now denied claims that support for
his position is dwindling.
"It's not true. None of the players said they were
not happy," the head coach told a news
conference. "I speak every day with the players.
They are happy about our plans. This is my
philosophy, my style, and I'll continue like this.
"I think this club is different from the outside. They
have supported me and they support me now. They
have confidence and trust in my club. There is no

"Rummenigge and [president Uli] Hoeness have a
lot of experience in their jobs. They know how to
deal with teams and coaches.
"We have to live with the critics, this is absolutely
normal. I have to be cool and analyse every single
"We have the title really close and we have to
sacrifice to have points and finish the Bundesliga
as soon as possible.
"Our job is to get points and win the Bundesliga.
When the ball stops, we can discuss next season,
what happened this year, and try to do the
adjustment to do better next year."
Bayern take on Wolfsburg on Saturday knowing
that a win will secure the Bundesliga title if RB
Leipzig fail to beat Ingolstadt earlier in the day.
Ancelotti confirmed that Jerome Boateng, Mats
Hummels and David Alaba will face late fitness
tests but the rest of the Bayern squad are

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