Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has blown a staggering £70 MILLION on managers since buying the club.
And that does not include the millions Abramovich shelled out to snatch Andre Villas-Boas from Porto in 2011 - only to dismiss him months later.
Di Matteo will not receive as big a pay-off as some of the other managers during the Abramovich years.
But it is believed he will be paid the remaining 18 months of his two-year contract - about £5m.
Red Rom's first sacked coach, Claudio Ranieri, had to haggle over his £6m pay-off.
But Jose Mourinho and his backroom team walked away with a bumper sum, thought to be £18million.