"You're getting sacked in the morning!" That was the chant Hull City fans levelled at the Chelsea manager, Carlo Ancelotti, after their team took the lead at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
A Didier Drogba double eventually silenced the travelling Tigers - but not before the Blues' Italian tactician had made it plain that he had no intentions of suffering Luiz Felipe Scolari's fate in his first Premier League game.
Quoted by the News of the World, he said, "I know very well that the last game of Scolari [as Chelsea manager] was against Hull.
"So I spoke very clearly to my players before the match and I told them it is impossible today!
"I was very quiet and very calm but for sure I was worried."
Ancelotti's relief was evident as he celebrated his Ivorian striker's 'accidental' winner at the death, and the ex-Milan coach was happy to focus on the positives.
He said, "We might have scored in the very first minute but then we have scored a fantastic goal by Drogba in the very last minute. It is important for the team to believe that they can score at any time."
Mike Maguire, Goal.com