Chelsea v Stoke City: Roberto Di Matteo confident he can handle the pressure at Stamford Bridge
Roberto Di Matteo gives his first press conference since Roman Abramovich appointed him interim Chelsea boss.
Di Matteo, who took over as Chelsea interim boss when Andre Villas-Boas was sacked last weekend, is the eighth manager at Stamford Bridge since Abramovich took over in 2004.
But as he looked forward to Saturday’s match against Stoke when captain John Terry is likely to return to the starting line-up following knee surgery, Di Matteo said: “How am I going to cope? I will still get up in the morning. Have a coffee. Still have my lunch, my dinner, and get on with my life as normal.
“At any club, there’s pressure to achieve certain targets. It’s always there. Even if you’re working at another club. If you can’t handle it, don’t want it, you shouldn’t be in this job.
“We are in a results driven business. It’s very simple. At any club where you work, you’ll have targets and the pressure is there. Everywhere. That’s the common aspect for any manager, in League One, League Two, Championship or Premier League.”