Ancelotti targets Euro success

02 June 2009 07:18
Carlo Ancelotti has promised to guide Chelsea to their first Champions League success after being confirmed as the new manager at Stamford Bridge. The 49-year-old left AC Milan on Sunday and was confirmed as the Blues' new manager less than 24 hours later, although he will not officially take charge of the FA Cup winners until July 1. Chelsea reached last year's Champions League Final only for Avram Grant's team to lose to Manchester United, but Ancelotti is hoping to go one better next season. He said: "I want to bring my experience, my individual quality and I think to win it is important to work together. That is the most important thing, to win. "I know English football very well and Chelsea is a great team, great players, strong team. "I like to be close with the players. I like to be close with the company. I like to speak with people and I believe in teamwork. "It is the most important thing, to create a group that works together to build a dream. "For me, the Champions League is a beautiful sensation because when I played I won two times in 1989 and 1990 and it was a fantastic achievement. "And it was the same as a coach in 2003 and 2007. Champions League, for me, is the best competition in the world and all teams want to win it. "Five semi-finals in six years is a beautiful score (for Chelsea) but now we need to win."

Source: ESA