Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo accepts results will determine his long-term future in charge at Stamford Bridge - and will not let anything deflect his focus from delivering success next season.

The popular Italian, 42, was confirmed as the Blues permanent boss last month, having guided them to both FA Cup and then European glory. Di Matteo, however, knows that despite all of his good work last season, that will all count for nothing should things not go to plan again on the pitch.

"I have been in football all my life. I clearly know that managers are judged by results as simple as that. It's no different for me than anybody else," Di Matteo said.

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