Chelsea assistant manager reveals that Di Matteo is still waiting to hear about future

Posted on May 26 2012 - 11:16pm by TFN Reporter

Roberto Di Matteo is yet to hear about his Chelsea future, according to assistant manager Eddie Newton.

The Blues’ interim boss took over from Villas-Boas in March and has guided the team to FA Cup and, spectacularly, UEFA Champions League glory within just months of being in charge, making the Chelsea job seem easy after months of failure from Villas-Boas reign.

Di Matteo does not know whether he will be rewarded with the job full-time because of his two successful trophy wins or jettisoned altogether.

Many reports have however suggested Chelsea owner Abramovichmight be ready to offer the Italian a one-year contract but after many reports claimed that Pep Guardiola’s hinted that he could be willing to listen to offers after all may have complicated matters, with the outgoing Barcelona boss said to be Abramovich’s number one target so that he can turn Chelsea into an unbeatable side like the Catalans once were.

Newton who has assisted Di Matteo at Stamford Bridge, told the Mail on Sunday: “Nothing has changed.

“The situation is that we’re contracted to the end of the season, June 30th.

“We’re still digesting what we’ve done. But nobody at the club is telling us anything.

“We all want what’s best for Chelsea but we have absolutely no idea what the club thinks that is.”

Di Matteo, who has also been linked with the job at Aston Villa, is reportedly concerned the one-year deal rumoured to be on the table might not give him the job security he is looking for meaning that he could either stay put or leave.

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