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No West Brom return for Di Matteo

16 May 2012 12:19

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has ruled out a return to West Brom if he fails to get the full-time position at Stamford Bridge.

The Italian has already guided Chelsea to an FA Cup final victory and could make history at the club on Saturday if his side win the Champions League final against Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena.

A victory in Munich for the former West Brom manager may not convince owner Roman Abramovich to keep the 41-year-old in charge at the club.

Despite his uncertain future, Di Matteo said it was unlikely he would fill the position left vacant by Roy Hodgson at West Brom.

"In my life I've gone back to an ex-girlfriend and it didn't work out," the Italian said.

"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 believes his future at the club is irrelevant ahead of the huge clash against Bayern.

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

"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."

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