The Italian faces his biggest test at the club on Saturday in the Champions League final and even if victorious may be without a job but rules out a return to his former sideRoberto Di Matteo has confirmed he will not be making a return to former side West Brom if he fails to turn his temporary appointment as Chelsea manager into a permanent one.
"In my life I've gone back to an ex-girlfriend and it didn’t work out," said the Italian as he compared the job role to his love life in the past," he told reporters.
The Italian has already guided the Blues to an FA Cup final victory and could quite possibly make history at the club on Saturday if his side reigns supreme against Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena.
A victory in Munich for the former Baggies boss, however still may not convince owner Roman Abramovich to keep the 41-year-old in charge at the club. And amid uncertainty over his future, Di Matteo pointed out that it is unlikely that he would fill the vacant position at West Brom.
"I'm not sure whether it’s the right move. You never know what’s around the corner in life. It’s difficult to make plans when you’re a coach, you’re depending on results," Di Matteo explained. "The way it's happened has been unexpected, but you have to be ready when chances arrive in life."
"I've just tried my best to guide this team to the end of the season. I’ll do my best to the last minute."
Di Matteo believes his future at the club is irrelevant in terms of how big the occasion is of a chance to win the Champions League and stressed just how colossal the game is for the club.
"This game can decide the history of our club. It would be the first time we would win the Champions League," he insisted.
"I don’t think about myself. I've just tried to help players prepare tactically, mentally and physically.
"We've got a fantastic group with quality and experience and that has shown in the games. That’s shown by them carrying us to this final. To reach a Champions League final is very, very difficult.
The Italian then all but conceded that the game was perhaps the toughest he has had to prepare for during his successful time in charge at the club, focusing on the 'one-off' nature of the game.
"It’s just a one-off game. I know when I started the Napoli game was the second leg, but you usually have two legs," stressed the former Chelsea midfielder.
"This will be one shot and with all the problems we have, it’s causing me a headache."