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Ancelotti - committed to Blues.
CARLO RESOLUTE OVER BLUES STAY
Carlo Ancelotti has reiterated he intends to see out the final year of his contract at Chelsea and that coaching Roma is currently nothing more than 'a dream'.
The sacking of Roma boss Claudio Ranieri last month fuelled speculation that Ancelotti was poised to return to his former club, particularly after failing to meet expectations with the Blues so far this season.
But Tuesday's victory over Premier League leaders Manchester United eased some of the pressure on the Italian manager, and Ancelotti maintains he is going nowhere in the foreseeable future.
He said: "My dream is to train Roma because Roma was my first team as a player.
"But it's a dream. In future I would like to do this. Not now. Now I want to live this experience here in England.
"I still have another year after this one and I would like to stay. I expect to still be here the summer after this one."
Speculation has surfaced that Ancelotti could be shown the door if he fails to bring much-coveted UEFA Champions League success to Chelsea this season.
But while admitting he is not expecting to match the marathon tenures of some of his fellow Premier League managers such as Sir Alex Ferguson, Ancelotti is adamant his position is safe for the time being.
He said: "It's impossible to stay here for 24 years like Sir Alex Ferguson has at Manchester United, but more than three years, that is my aim.
"What do I have to do to still be here next year? My best."
Chelsea inconsistency this season has seen their Premier League title defence slide almost beyond their reach, but Ancelotti insists silverware is still a possibility if they continue to regroup for the climactic weeks of the campaign.
He said: "When you sleep for two or three months, when you wake up you are fresh and that is the case for my squad.
"It could still be a good season if we can do 100 per cent from now until the end of the season."