Carlo Ancelotti keen to lengthen his stay at Chelsea

Blues boss wants to extend stay in west London and insists he does not need to win a trophy to keep his job

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Carlo Ancelotti's current Chelsea deal expires at the end of next season Photo: Soccer.ru

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Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti hopes to extend his contract with the Premier League champions beyond the end of next season.

Ancelotti, whose current deal expires next year, guided the club to a league and cup double in his first season in charge of the Blues, but a failure to defend both this term has triggered speculation over his future.

The 51-year-old Italian, however, is keen to lengthen his stay in west London and does not believe he needs to win a trophy this season to keep his job.

“I want to stay at Chelsea. I would like to extend my contract because I love these players and this club,” he told the Daily Express

“Obviously it is just not my decision, but I don’t think they require me to win a trophy to retain my position.”

Chelsea host Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash on Wednesday, and Ancelotti is confident he can lead his side to European glory.

“The Champions League is a dream for this club but it cannot be an obsession,” he continued.

“It is a motivation. Chelsea deserve to win it. They lost the final on penalties, lost a semi-final in the last minute, they went out with a goal that was no goal at Liverpool.

“I have told my players that we have 450 minutes of football now to win the Champions League. I believe we can do that.”

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