Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti targets Champions League
Ancelotti has enjoyed a good start to his time as Chelsea manager
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti says he would prefer to win the Champions League over the Premier League.
The 50-year-old Italian guided AC Milan to victories in 2003 and 2007 as manager and won it twice as a player with the club in 1989 and 1990.
"I know in England it is important to win the Premier League. I prefer the Champions League," he told BBC Sport.
"It's the most important competition in Italy and most important in the world. If possible we'll try to win both."
The Blues were beaten on penalties by Manchester United in the May 2008 final and have suffered four semi-final defeats in the last six years.
They have, however, won two Premier League titles, in 2005 and 2006.
Ancelotti did stress though that winning the Champions League is not the main aim of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
"When I joined, he did not say to me that I had to win the Champions League, but he did say he would like to see his team arrive at the end of the season in all competitions," Ancelotti told BBC Radio's 5 live Sportsweek.
And he believes he has a strong enough squad to cope without delving into the transfer market in the January window.
"It is not necessary to have new players because all the players in the squad are in a good condition," he added.
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