Di Matteo forced to wait on Chelsea job

Updated: April 25, 2012
Roberto di matteo

Despite leading Chelsea to the brink of a Champions League and FA Cup double interim manager Roberto di Matteo will have to wait until the summer to see if he will get the manager’s job on a permanent basis.

The former West Bromwich Albion manager has revived Chelsea’s season since taking temporary control of the Blues in February following the dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas and has lost just one game in the 15 games he has overseen.

Arguably his most impressive feat so far was last night’s stunning 2-2 with Barcelona at the Nou Camp which sealed the Londoners place in the May 19th Champions League showpiece in Germany.

The former Italian International also saw his side overpower Tottenham 5-1 in the FA cup semi final to set up a Wembley final against Liverpool on May 5th however despite his success, chief executive Ron Gourlay has confirmed that a decision on the 41 year olds future will be made in the summer.

“We appointed Robbie until the end of the season and he has done a fantastic job,” said Gourlay.

“But we will stick to our word and wait until the end of the season.

“We will take one game at a time and see where we are. We think that is the best thing for everyone and we should focus on getting the results that this football team needs.

“We need to wait because we have got a number of big games before we get to the Champions League final.”

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