Di Matteo unfazed by Guardiola link

Chelsea interim boss Roberto di Matteo avoids speculating on whether Pep Guardiola will take over as Blues boss next season after he decided not to renew his rolling one-year contract with Barcelona, but praises the Spaniard for his "tremendous success" with the Catalan club.

The 41-year-old has led Barcelona, who were knocked out of the Champions League by Chelsea on Tuesday, to 13 trophies since taking over the club in 2008.

Di Matteo says Guardiola is a "fantastic man and role model" and adds that Chelsea will make a decision over the permanent managerial position at the end of the season.