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Chelsea chief executive keeping quiet on Di Matteo's future

Ron Gourlay has again refused to comment on the Blues' interim boss and his prospects of becoming full-time manager after he added silverware to his fine spell in charge

Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay is remaining tight-lipped on the future of Roberto Di Matteo as the Italian continues his successful spell in charge of the first team.

Gourlay saw Chelsea lift the FA Cup with a 2-1 win over Liverpool as the side continue to impress under the interim coach, but is adamant that no decision will be made until after the Champions League final.

Gourlay told reporters: "I'm not going to change my mind on what I've said.

"We've just got to take the cliched one game at a time. That's honestly the way that we've treated things.

"We've got three games left, we'll see how we finish.

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"Hopefully, we can take this forward now to Munich and make us all proud and then we'll take things from there."

Despite refusing to speak definitively, the chief executive did praise the work Di Matteo has done in his time in charge.

"He's done very well since we brought him in as the interim manager and I think the players have responded particularly well as well, so there's been a good team effort," he said.

"When you look back and where we've got to, I think we've come a long way."

As well as Di Matteo’s future, the whereabouts of Didier Drogba next season is another question yet to be answered, but Gourlay confirmed that talks are ongoing with the Ivorian.

"We're always talking to Didier,"he added.

"Didier loves Chelsea and we love Didier and we'll continue to have the conversations and we'll see where that goes.

"I don't want to go into contractual things. It's not right for me to do that."

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