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Birmingham boss Hughton: Di Matteo good appointment by Chelsea

Birmingham City boss Chris Hughton feels Roberto di Matteo is a good choice as Chelsea caretaker manager.

Brum face Chelsea in their FA Cup replay this week.

Hughton said: "I know Roberto. My last game (at Newcastle) was played against West Brom. I wish him very well. He's a very good football man and he has an opportunity there at Chelsea.

"I don't know the ins and out. All I know is he has been given the responsibility and what he will look to do is get results in that period of time.

"He can't change the players, he knows he will have them through until the end of the season and the reaction to him will be based on the results he gets.

"We all know that when there is a managerial change, there is a decent percentage of times when the results turn for the better. That is all he will hope for. He is a good Chelsea man."

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