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Di Matteo can succeed at Chelsea - Zola

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Gianfranco Zola has backed Roberto Di Matteo to earn the Chelsea job on a permanent basis - but is coy about the prospect of joining the club's coaching staff himself.

Di Matteo, who was placed in charge until the end of the season following Andre Villas-Boas' sacking on Sunday, won his first match at the helm on Tuesday night as Chelsea beat Birmingham in an FA Cup fifth-round replay.

Speaking at the launch of this year's Barbados British Airways Football Legends Invitational, Zola told Press Association Sport: "Roberto has got a big opportunity and I personally believe he's got the qualities to do a good job."

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Football
Chelsea
Premier League
Roberto Di Matteo
Gianfranco Zola
Birmingham
FA Cup

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