Roberto di Matteo admits his sacking by Chelsea was very "emotional". Di Matteo was surprisingly sacked by Chelsea earlier this season, just months after becoming the first Coach to win the Champions League with that club.

"It was an incredibly emotional experience and a very difficult achievement. I had three fantastic months on the Chelsea bench, but also tough, as we worked up to 18 hours a day to achieve our results.

"I was pleased to hear the fans cheer my name after I left. It was love at first sight with the supporters the moment I arrived in London and I am sure that love will continue over the years.

"Have I had any contact with Italian clubs? I prefer not to talk about this, as I have a great deal of respect for the current Coaches. In any case, I won't hide that I am very happy with what Lazio are doing in Serie A."