Chelsea will decide on Di Matteo

Updated: April 27, 2012

Roberto Di Matteo will have to wait until the end of the season to discover whether he will be appointed with the full time position of Chelsea manager

Only at the end of the season will it become clear to Roberto Di Matteo on whether or not he has a future as Chelsea full time manager. The Blues form has dramatically improved since the sacking of former manager Andre Villas Boas and Di Matteo became interim manager. Their victory Tuesday night over reigning European champions Barcelona was sensational with Fernando Torres clinching them a 3-2 aggregate victory in injury time. They now have a glorious opportunity to become Champions of Europe when the meet Bayern Munich in the final.

Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay has ruled out any premature appointment as club owner Roman Abramovich and technical director Michael Emenalo continue to chew over their options.

“We are going to wait until the end of the season,” Gourlay told the Daily Express. “Robbie has done a fantastic job but we will stick to our view.”

Di Matteo seems to have re-established some belief and passion into the Chelsea players that was missing for much of this season. Branislav Ivanovic said: “He’s changed everything. He gave us support, he gave us trust, and I think he’s great.
“We have a great relationship and the results are good for us.”

With Abramovich’s dogmatic ruling of the Chelsea club one could only imagine Di Matteo securing a job at the club with a Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich. Even if this occurs don’t be surprised if Chelsea will appoint yet another new manager next season.

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