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Roberto Di Matteo, FC Chelsea Manager

Roberto Di Matteo's Future With FC Chelsea

Chelsea's chief executive Ron Gourlay has told Roberto Di Matteo that he will have to wait until the end of the 2011-12 campaign before finding out if he has earned the permanent manager's job at Stamford Bridge.

Di Matteo has inspired an incredible turnaround at Chelsea, who appeared to be heading out of the Champions League under Andre Villas-Boas after a 3-1 defeat at Napoli. With the Italian at the helm Chelsea have booked their place in this year's Champions League final clash against Bayern Munich.

No decision will be made before that Champions League final on May 19.

The stand-in Chelsea boss has also enabled the upcoming FA Cup final clash with Liverpool, yet he is currently only contracted to the club until the end of the season.

"That's a question that everybody asks," Gourlay told Sky Sports News. "From our point of view, we appointed Robbie until the end of the season, he's done a fantastic job, and we'll take one game at a time until the end of the season.

"That's the best thing for everyone; let's just focus on getting the results this club needs.

"I don't want to create any speculation, we just need to wait, we've got a number of big games before we even get to the Champions League final."

Gourlay did acknowledge the impact Di Matteo has had on the dressing room at Stamford Bridge, harmonising the big names to get them all pulling in one direction. The Chelsea chief pointed out the example of David Luiz who, despite not being involved, ran around the Camp Nou in celebration - potentially at the risk of aggravating his injury.

"Last night was the biggest night ever for me, during my time at the football club. We just need to go forward from here," Gourlay said.

"It's the team spirit, it's about the performances and results. The dressing room is fantastic at the moment. You saw David Luiz running all over the pitch at the end - we need him fit!"

Former Chelsea Manager Avram Grant believes Di Matteo should be given a chance at the job.

"Roberto deserves one more year, at least, because he has done a good job with this team. To come to the final with this team is unbelievable," said Grant. "Abramovich sometimes thinks different," Grant said.

"In my time we came to the first final in the history of the club. We also played unbelievable football in the (Premier) League, in my opinion, beating all the big teams. But then he decided that I would not continue."

"In this case, Abramovich has seen that the team was on the way up and I think di Matteo will have a chance to continue.

"Abramovich sometimes thinks different," Grant said.

"In this case, Abramovich has seen that the team was on the way up and I think di Matteo will have a chance to continue.

Abramovich hopefully can at last fulfil his European dream of Champions League trophy holders.

"It is not a secret, his dream is the Champions League," continued Grant. "It is okay to be champions of England, but the most important thing is he wants recognition of the team in Europe.

"The big trophy in Europe is the Champions League, and it is not good that in all the years Abramovich has been here, and all the money he has spent, he was only one time in the final.

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