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Di Matteo proud of his Chelsea legacy

Roberto di Matteo is proud of his legacy at Chelsea, even if that isn't enough to net him the manager's job permanently.

The 41-year-old Italian insists all he can do is win next Saturday's Champions League final against Bayern Munich and hope that will be enough to land him the job on a permanent basis.

Ahead of Chelsea's final Premier League date at home to Blackburn, Di Matteo said: "My contract expires at the end of the June and my position has not changed.

"I don't know what will happen after the Champions League final. It's too far ahead and there are more important things to think about.

"There's no reason for me to have spoken to anyone yet. When it's the right time to think about these issues, I will do.

"I've very much enjoyed my time as manager. It has been very challenging and I will always have a good relationship with the fans.

"I have a legacy at this club that will always be there. No one can take that away. Whenever I come back to Stamford Bridge it will always be a great feeling for me.

"But I'm not important here. It's all about the club and the players, and the opportunity they have to achieve something very special in Munich next week."

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