Sacked Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo has been named coach of the year in Switzerland.

While Di Matteo's exploits were clearly not appreciated by Chelsea, football experts in the country of his birth stood to applaud the 42-year-old as he was honoured at the Credit Suisse Sports Awards in Zurich on Sunday night.

Although an Italian international Di Matteo was born and brought up in Schaffhausen in the north of Switzerland.