Chelsea boss revels in title victory

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Carlo Ancelotti is convinced that Chelsea's first league title in four years is just the start of a new era in the club's history.

The Italian guided the Blues to their first Barclays Premier League crown since the days of Jose Mourinho in 2006 and he could even surpass that by winning an historic double next week.

Ancelotti's first season in England ended in success by a point over rivals Manchester United when Chelsea smashed eight past Wigan in their final game of a glorious campaign.

"I think that this club will have a future because these players are not so old and we have a very good squad, for next year and the years after," said a delighted Ancelotti.

"We had a fantastic season, not only by winning the Premier League but because we showed a good style on the pitch. After the first year, I hope to stay here a long time and win a lot of titles.

"We closed the season very well with a fantastic performance I think that, at the start of this match, there was a bit of pressure on us and we didn't play so well.

"But we played much better in the second half. We played a good match and won, and that was our aim.

"To win this game and close this title. We are very happy and I want to say a lot of thanks: to my owner, Roman Abramovich; to my club and everyone who worked with me in this season, supporting me every day; and above all my players.

"I found a fantastic team here who worked very well every day, maintaining a good atmosphere as a team. We won this title because we played as a team and worked as a team, everyone. Not only the players.

"Everyone at the club who was involved this season wanted to win this title and, in the end, everyone did a fantastic job."

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