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Di Matteo thrilled with Chelsea return: I am very excited

Roberto Di Matteo is delighted with his return to Chelsea.

He is thrilled to be back in football after being ruthlessly sacked by West Bromwich Albion.

Di Matteo told the Daily Star Sunday: "I feel very excited to be back at my home club. It's fantastic. I spent a large part of my professional career and many years of my life at Chelsea so it feels to me like my home.

"I always thought it was in my destiny to come back to the club one day."

Di Matteo's team-mates Dennis Wise, Gus Poyet and Gianfranco Zola all went on to become mangers themselves.

And Di Matteo said: "I am still in touch with Gus and Gianfranco. I've spoken with them since getting the job and they're very pleased for me and looking forward to seeing me working again.

"When Andre contacted me he said he had a very strong feeling he wanted me here. And from the first conversation we had there was a good link and a good understanding.

"To be honest, his call came a bit out of the blue but I am still very happy to join him.

"I haven't spoken to any players since my appointment, that's the manager's job. But I can't wait for Monday. We're very confident we can do good things here."

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