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Di Matteo proud to be in charge of Chelsea

Chelsea caretaker manager Roberto di Matteo admits he's proud to be leading the club.

Di Matteo admits he did not need much persuading to remain with the club he played for with distinction and steer them through to the end of the season.

He said: "I'm a Chelsea boy and they just said we were going to stay until the end of the season and try to win as many games as possible with the rest of the staff.

"That's it really. I didn't really think too much about it."

The Chelsea fans also chanted Di Matteo's name in the second period of their FA Cup win over Birmingham City after initial support for ex boss Jose Mourinho.

Di Matteo said: "They love the club and want to see a team that shows the passion, effort and commitment.

"You can then lose a game but we need to take those things into games. I've been many years here and I've always had a very good connection with then.

"Many players have been here a long time and we're all in the same situation, the same boat really."

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