CHELSEA hero Roberto Di Matteo has chosen who he thinks should manage the Blues next season.
Current Chelsea boss Antonio Conte sees his future in serious doubt after a turbulent campaign on and off the pitch.
Conte’s side finished fifth in the Premier League, missing out on Champions League qualification, but can still end the season with a trophy, as they face Manchester United in the FA Cup final this Saturday.
And Di Matteo, who managed Chelsea to their historic Champions League win in 2012, believes his fellow Italian should be given more of a chance.
“It’s great, I think it’s good (if Conte is still in charge),” Di Matteo told Sky Sports.
“I hope he can stay on as well, I hope he stays. I hope he’s going to be the long-term manager at the club.
“So I think it’s the way forward. But I don’t know really, this is just my opinion.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea coach and former goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini today admitted he does not know what the future holds for Conte.
“I don’t know. It’s not up to me,” Cudicini said.
“Obviously I’ve been part of the staff and it’s very difficult to answer this question.
“It’s been like that all year round to be honest, since the first game of the season against Burnley.
“I think he’s coped quite well considering in every press conference there was a question about his future.
“But you know, we have one game to go, he’s very focused on preparing the game in the best possible way. Then we’ll see.”