Chelsea remove Di Matteo`s picture from Stamford Bridge

Updated: Feb 27, 2013, 18:27 PM IST

London: Chelsea have removed a picture of former boss Roberto Di Matteo posing with the Champions League trophy from Stamford Bridge`s iconic West Stand wall.

The image, which depicted the Italian and his players in a traditional squad photo complete with silverware, has been replaced with a shot of Blues stars celebrating following their Champions League success last term.

The original picture was reportedly in place for the club`s home game against Wigan on February 9, but was replaced in time for the Blues` FA Cup clash with Brentford on February 17.

Di Matteo led the west London club to two trophy successes last season after taking over from the sacked Andre Villas-Boas in March.

Those wins did not prove sufficient for the 42-year-old to keep his job during a poor run of form earlier this term, however, as he was replaced by current interim coach Rafael Benitez.