Chelsea have taken their time in deciding who they wanted to become their next full time manager. They tried to woo former Barcelona coach Pep Guradiola and also a host of other big names but in the end they needed to look no further than the manager who was already doing the job.
Di Matteo said:”We all achieved incredible success last season that made history for this great club,” said the 42-year-old.Our aim is to continue building on that and I’m already looking forward to the squad’s return for pre-season.”
Chelsea Chief Exec Ron Gourlay said: Roberto’s quality was clear for all to see when he galvanised the squad last season and helped the club make history, and the owner and board are very pleased he will be continuing his good work,”.
“We all believed he was a young coach with much to offer when we first asked him to take charge and the manner in which he worked with us, the players and all the staff, and the success that followed, made him the clear choice when it came to selecting the person to take us forward in the seasons to come.
“Although he has set the bar very high in the short time he has been in charge, we know that Roberto is the right man to lead Chelsea on to further success.”
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