LONDON (AP) – Interim Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo insists there is total unity in the squad as the Premier League club looks to stabilize following the firing of Andre Villas-Boas last weekend.
Villas-Boas failed to secure the backing of the whole Chelsea dressing room during his troubled eight months in charge, admitting certain players didn't follow his ''project.''
However, Di Matteo, who was a member of Villas-Boas' support staff, says he has spoken to all the players since the Portuguese coach's departure and feels he has ''everyone onside.''
Di Matteo says ''we've spoken now and everyone is together. They all know what the task is for the last two months of the season. They're all on board.''
Chelsea hosts Stoke on Saturday in his first league match in charge.