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Caretaker Chelsea boss relaxed over player involvement

Chelsea caretaker boss Roberto Di Matteo is relaxed with John Terry or any other Blues player shouting orders from the bench. "I've had a long playing career myself at the highest level," the former Chelsea midfielder and West Bromwich Albion boss said.

"I've been coaching for some years now as well and I expect everybody to be involved and everybody to help each other on the pitch and the ones that are on the bench, and that's what I believe in."

However, the Italian drew the line at involving Terry in anything more.

"I think he's still too young for that," Di Matteo said.

"I can help him with his coaching badges maybe first!

"But he's got so many years ahead of him playing and I would always recommend to any players to play as long as they can, because that's the best part of a footballing career."

Asked if Terry was a potential manager, Di Matteo added: "I don't know because, when I was playing, I watched around myself and it's really difficult to see who is actually going to become one or not.

"It depends how life goes and what events happen in your life."

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