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Ancelotti aims to have Chelsea players respect him

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London, July 13 (ANI): Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti believes his stature as a ferocious midfielder of yore, which earned him two European Cup winner medals with A.C. Milan, would earn him the respect of his players at Stamford Bridge.

"As a player I was not always quiet. On the field I was a fighter and I didn't want the opponent to come into my territory. Now, for me, it is about the players having respect for my position as coach," The Sun quoted Ancelotti, as saying.

"I have to make the decisions and at the same time I have respect for the players. This is my system to bring forward a relationship," he added.

The 50 year-old highlighted that his aim would be to motivate his players to perform well and to keep them together.

"My vision is to have players who can play well together and stay well together," Ancelotti said.

Ancelotti expressed disappointment over Didier Drogba being banned for four Champions League games, but, said he would come back to put up a good show.

"I was a player and it can happen, where in a moment, in a game, the mind is not cold, you get carried away," he said.

One of the major tasks in front of the new manager would be to convince captain John Terry to stay back with the Blues. (ANI)

Story first published: Monday, July 13, 2009, 15:39 [IST]
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