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Chelsea legend Hoddle says Di Matteo should be given job fulltime

Chelsea legend Glenn Hoddle feels Roberto di Matteo should be given the manager's job fulltime.

He believes Di Matteo would shoot to the top of Roman Abramovich's shortlist if he also secured a top-four finish in the Barclays Premier League.

Hoddle said: "When Robbie was appointed caretaker, I said then that he was in pole position, and I feel now that he is most definitely in pole position for the way he has turned around the team in such a short space of time.

"The whole atmosphere of the club has changed virtually overnight with Robbie at the helm, with that win over Napoli, a defeat by Manchester City, but bouncing back so brilliantly against Benfica.

"The feeling in the dressing room and around the club, lifting the players' spirits, which in turn has lifted the spirits of the supporters and everyone within the club."

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