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West Ham striker Cole upset for sacked Chelsea boss Di Matteo

West Ham United striker Carlton Cole is upset for sacked Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo.

Cole played with the Italian midfielder at Stamford Bridge.

He said: "It's been strange. I know Robbie from my days at Chelsea. I know he's a nice guy.

"I thought he did extremely well and I wish him luck in whatever he does now because I know he's a great manager.

"He's done really well and won the Champions League with Chelsea. His tactics were spot-on against Barcelona in the semi-finals.

"He did England proud by bringing the trophy back to this country.

"Whatever happens he did brilliantly because he won the Champions League - and not many managers in the world can say that."

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