Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes insisted Roberto Di Matteo should be given the Chelsea job full-time, regardless of the outcome of Saturday's (Sunday 04:45 AEST) UEFA Champions League final.
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Heynckes was the first, having left Real Madrid after its 1998 triumph, and he saw no reason why
The 67-year-old had nothing but praise for the sensational rescue act his opposite number had performed since replacing the sacked
Heynckes said: "We must not forget that he has brought Chelsea all the way to the final with a very calm attitude.
"It seems he's a very cool person who's very much in control.
"Step by step, he's improved contact with the players and created harmony. That harmony can be felt.
"He's done a marvellous job and I can't see why whether he wins tomorrow or not would have consequences. You need continuity.
"I don't think there's any argument against him continuing."
Heynckes claimed he had no problem with his own demise at Real, claiming he would have jumped had he not been pushed, and insisted he understood why Abramovich might want to appoint a manager who had won multiple titles.
But he added of
London is poised to oversee the changing of the guard in European club football in Sunday's UEFA Champions League final but English fans have other more important things on their minds.