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."