Roberto Di Matteo to find out Chelsea future after Champions League final, insists chief exec Ron Gourlay
Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay has reassured Roberto Di Matteo that no decision will be taken on his future until after the Champions League final.
Gourlay also insists contract talks with Didier Drogba are ongoing ahead of the European showpiece in nine days’ time.
Reports today claim Di Matteo fears he hasn’t done enough to convince Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to hand him the reins full-time, regardless of the outcome of next Saturday’s showdown with Bayern Munich.
But speaking at the official launch of the club’s partnership with the Sauber Formula One team, Gourlay said: “The club said from day one when he came in as interim manager that we would assess things at the end of the season.
“We’ve not changed our approach. Robbie is completely on board with that and the last person who’s going to put any pressure on the team at this stage is me.”
Gourlay is refusing to be drawn on whether Di Matteo is a candidate to succeed Andre Villas-Boas full-time, despite the spectacular transformation in Chelsea’s fortunes the Italian has overseen since his appointment just over two months ago.