Latest London news, sport & entertainment

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 9°C

Five-day forecast

West Brom star not surprised at Di Matteo’s success and hopes for good reception

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo. Photo credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo. Photo credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS

Friday, November 16, 2012
2:44 PM

West Brom star Jonas Olsson was not surprised that Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has had the success he has had with the Stamford Bridge outfit.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Since taking over from Andre Villas-Boas in March the Italian has guided the Blues to the Champions League and FA Cup trophies.

Olsson said: “I’m not surprised he has done well. I think everyone is surprised how well he has done.

“He has won the FA Cup, the Champions League, and is doing well this year. I didn’t think anyone, not himself either, thought he was going to do that well.

“But I’m not surprised he has come in and done well because I know how big a name he is there and how well respected he is at the club. My hat goes off to him. It will be special Saturday.

“I remember last year we played them and we beat them and, after the game, Andre Villas-Boas was sacked.

“For Roberto, it will be special to come to the Hawthorns again. Hopefully he will get a good reception.”

Share this article

submit to reddit submit to Fark

0 comments

Chelsea squad

Loading...

Premier League table

<a href='http://www.football-scores-live.com/'>live football scores</a>
live football scores

LDN24 Promotions

Always wanted to create your own beer? Perfect Pint are giving you the chance.

WIN beer with Beer BingoTM

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

Read full story »

The Week subscription offer

The Week magazine special offer

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

Read full story »

Bird Box, the debut novel penned by Josh Malerman, frontman of Detroit based rock band The High Strung

DON’T OPEN YOUR EYES

London24 has teamed up with HarperCollins to offer a free Amazon Kindle taster of Bird Box, the debut novel penned by Josh Malerman, frontman of Detroit based rock band The High Strung.

Read full story »