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Roberto Di Matteo: West Brom return not on the cards

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Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo has confirmed that he will not return to manage West Brom if his temporary appointment at the London club fails to turn into a permanent one.

The Italian silenced critics when he successfully guided Chelsea to an FA Cup final victory over Liverpool and to the Champions League final in Munich against Bayern Munich.

When talking with reporters, Di Matteo discussed his managerial future by comparing it to his personal life: “In my life I’ve gone back to an ex-girlfriend and it didn’t work out,”

“I’m not sure whether it’s the right move. You never know what’s around the corner in life. It’s difficult to make plans when you’re a coach, you’re depending on results.

“The way it’s happened has been unexpected, but you have to be ready when chances arrive in life.

“I’ve just tried my best to guide this team to the end of the season. I’ll do my best to the last minute.”

Di Matteo is also looking forward to his club’s Champions League final on Saturday, a game which the Blues enter as huge underdogs despite the fact the London club defeated an excellent Barcelona side over two legs.

“This game can decide the history of our club. It would be the first time we would win the Champions League,” Di Matteo continued.

“I don’t think about myself. I’ve just tried to help players prepare tactically, mentally and physically.

“We’ve got a fantastic group with quality and experience and that has shown in the games. That’s shown by them carrying us to this final. To reach a Champions League final is very, very difficult.

“It’s just a one-off game. I know when I started the Napoli game was the second leg, but you usually have two legs,” stressed the former Chelsea midfielder.

“This will be one shot and with all the problems we have, it’s causing me a headache.”

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