Di Matteo proud of Chelsea reign
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Roberto Di Matteo says he leaves Chelsea with his head held high despite his dismissal as manager.
Di Matteo's reign at Stamford Bridge lasted just 262 days - six more than his predecessor Andre Villas-Boas - but during his short time in charge they won the Champions League and FA Cup.
Later the same day Rafael Benitez was appointed as interim manager until the end of the season.
Di Matteo said: "I am extremely proud of the successes and trophies that we were able to bring to the club in recent months.
"I have a deep and unreserved passion for Chelsea Football Club and I would like to sincerely thank all of my staff, my players and of course the Chelsea fans for their tremendous support in the intense time I have been manager at the Bridge."