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Chelsea Manager Wants New Contract But Warns Of The Dangers Of Obsessing Over Champions League

Stamford Bridge boss eyes a new deal as he prepares for visit of Old Trafford club.

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti wants to extend his current deal to stay in West London and help the club win the Champions League.

The Blues welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge in Europe’s top tournament tomorrow night in the quarter-final first-leg.

But the 51-year-old has warned his club not to make the competition an obsession but to use it as inspiration.

The Italian led Chelsea to the Premier League and FA Cup double in his first season in English football after leaving AC Milan.

But his job is under threat following a poor middle run in the season, meaning the club’s only chance of silverware is to win the Champions League.

But Ancelotti says he is not required to win a trophy every season and the club must remain patient to win Europe’s premier competition.

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

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

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

“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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