THERE is no need for a summer clearout at Stamford Bridge, according to interim Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo.
Di Matteo’s predecessor Andre Villas-Boas was axed after his attempts to move the Blues away from their reliance on the club’s ‘old guard’ failed to deliver success.
The Italian has restored the likes of Frank Lampard (pictured) and Didier Drogba to the starting line-up and the duo have been two of the side’s most effective players in recent weeks.
Chelsea now stand on the verge of a Champions League and FA Cup double but Di Matteo’s revival of the side may not be enough to secure him the job next season.
Reports suggest that Roman Abramovich is trying to lure departing Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola to the Bridge.
It is also believed that Abramovich is still keen to overhaul the ageing Blues squad this summer, however the man in the hotseat at present does not believe major changes are necessary.
"The way that players train in this era and look after themselves means they can go on for a very long time if they don’t have any major injuries,” explained Di Matteo. “We’ve got a lot of players who are very, very fit and haven’t had major injuries, so I still think they have a lot to offer to the club, but ultimately the club will make the decisions they think are best.
“After the last game, the people at the club will sit down together and make the right decisions for the future. Those decisions involve what changes they want to make to the technical and playing staff. It's not one to discuss now.”
With regards to his own position, Di Matteo has hinted that he will remain in England even if he fails to keep his job at the Chelsea helm next term.
“Fortunately, I speak three languages so I’m quite open-minded, but my family is here with me and we quite like it here in England,” he added. “I don't know what will happen after the Champions League final. It's too far ahead and there are more important things to think about.
“There's no reason for me to have spoken to anyone yet. When it's the right time to think about these issues, I will do.”
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