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Ex-Chelsea boss Di Matteo ready for management return

Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo says he's ready to jump back into management.

Di Matteo has been out of management since departing Chelsea in November 2012, just a few months after leading the club to FA Cup and Champions League success.

"As a manager I want to do it properly, so that means there's no time for anything else, it is 24/7," Di Matteo told the Sunday Times.

"I thought it's probably a good time to enjoy different aspects of life and it was also crucial for my family to settle them a little because we had been moving around for five years and they didn't see much of me and I didn't see much of them.

"I've been overwhelmed by offers, which I'm flattered by. But I made a decision. Many people disagreed but that's the way I am. I follow my own path."

Regarding his next job, Di Matteo added: "It doesn't matter what country but I need to be challenged by it. I need to feel the ambition of the club.

"You need to have a good relationship, with the board and with the owner. And you have to have a long-term vision but a short-term solution, because in the short term you need to win games while you try to implement your long-term vision."

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