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Ancelotti reveals retirement plan

Ancelotti wary of Wigan

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he does not plan to stay in football management beyond 2015.

The 50-year-old Italian admits he has changed his mind about retiring on a couple of occasions in 2000 and 2005.

"I hope to stay here. It depends not only on me. But, after three months here, I hope to stay a long time.

"I thought I'd finish in 2005 but after the Champions League final defeat to Liverpool, I thought it was better to continue. Now, my stop is 2015."

Ancelotti added that initially he had not intended to pursue a lengthy career in football management.

"I started to train in 1995 and, after two years of this job, I thought that, for me, I would end my career in 2000," the former AC Milan coach said.

"When I got to 2000, I said 'now it's better to continue because I like it'."

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Earlier this week, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who celebrates his 60th birthday later this month, insisted that he has no plans to retire from the game.

Chelsea have started the Premier League season with six consecutive wins and are aiming for a seventh against Wigan on Saturday.

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