Ex-Chelsea coach Wilkins: Di Matteo will steady ship

Former Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins feels Roberto di Matteo is a good replacement for the sacked Andre Villas-Boas.

Former Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins feels Roberto di Matteo is a good replacement for the sacked Andre Villas-Boas.

Wilkins, who previously worked at Chelsea as Carlo Ancelotti's assistant, would not be drawn on the identity of the long-term successor, but feels the club are in safe hands for the time being.

"(Di Matteo) has managed in the Premier League, he's been around quite a while and I would say it's probably better Robbie takes over until the end of the season than somebody coming in until the end of the year," he told Sky Sports News.

"Robbie's the right guy to do it, along with (first-team coach) Steve Holland, that would be the perfect match. We'll see where they go at the end of the season."

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