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Ex-Chelsea boss Di Matteo: Champions League triumph didn't hurt career

Former Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo insists their Champions League triumph hasn't hurt his career.

Di Matteo has run through a string of jobs, including with Schalke, since the 2012 victory.

The Italian said, "I'm taking a pause for reflection, it was fascinating to train in the Premier League but I liked Germany very much.

"For the victory in the Champions League, I do not think it has weighed on my career. It was a good story, I had a wonderful experience."

On Maurizio Sarri, Di Matteo said of his potential Chelsea move: "You will find a group of players who want to work and know how to win.

"He will have to change the mentality of the team, the game system."

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