Chelsea still paying former manager Roberto Di Matteo £130,000 a week a year after sacking him

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Chelsea are still paying Roberto Di Matteo £130,000-a-week, despite sacking the Italian almost a year ago, according to reports.

won the Champions League in 2012, but was just six months later and has been unable to reach a settlement with .

And now the Daily Mail reports that the Italian has already banked £7million and will continue to pocket his £130,000-a-week salary until next June, unless he takes up another job.

In addition to lifting the Champions League, the former Stamford Bridge midfielder also won the FA Cup, but a slow start to the 2012-13 season saw him relived of his duties as Abramovich brought in Rafa Benitez as an interim manager.

The 43-year-old has recently been linked with the and has seen his name mentioned as a , but he would be reluctant to take on a new position with a smaller pay-packet than he is currently pocketing from the Blues.

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