Leeds chairman Bates delighted for Di Matteo over Chelsea Double

Leeds United chairman Ken Bates is delighted for Roberto di Matteo over his Chelsea Double. The former Blues owner signed Di Matteo as a player for Chelsea in 1996.

Leeds United chairman Ken Bates is delighted for Roberto di Matteo over his Chelsea Double.

The former Blues owner signed Di Matteo as a player for Chelsea in 1996.

He said: “Robbie is a great individual.

“He showed tactical nous under difficult circumstances.

“Was it very emotional? Not really. I was watching it dispassionately, curious as to how it would go. But I’m delighted, for the club for Robbie and the fans.

“The supporters were magnificent. Cech had a great game. Drogba was the man of extra time and Frank Lampard is a great captain.”

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