Euro success the priority for Chelsea

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Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that the Champions League is a more important target than winning the Barclays Premier League.

Ancelotti, 50, was appointed by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich with the task of returning major silverware to Stamford Bridge, including European football's major prize for the first time.

"I prefer always the Champions League," Ancelotti said. "It is the most important competition in the world. I know very well that in England it is very important to win the Premier League. It is different from Italy - in Italy the most important thing is the Champions League for a club."

He added: "When I came here Mr Abramovich didn't say to win the Champions League to me.

"He would like to see his team arrive at the end of the season in all the competitions. This is the most important thing for him.

"My aim is to do the best for this club. I would like to stay here until the owner Roman is happy with my job.

"I am Italian but here there is a very good mentality, a very good atmosphere."

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