The former Chelsea midfielder and manager is on BBC today for the coverage of England vs Croatia at Wembley Stadium. And the former West Ham players admitted that he had mixed emotions of seeing Chelsea lift the Champions League title in Porto.
“I’m proud of the job I did, it was an honour to manage the club. I came in at a tough time with the (transfer) ban and loss of Eden Hazard. We worked hard in year one to get into the Champions League, and developing young players like Mason (Mount) was a huge deal for me.
“I’m happy, you don’t want to lose your job but it was a huge experience for me. There’s a lot of things you can do differently … very proud of year one, in year two there were different expectations. Every team had problems this year, as did we and I lost my job. I can’t go back and look back in a negative way.
“Yeah (mixed emotions), when you’ve been manager you want to be there (at the Champions League final). Thomas has done a fantastic job getting us there, but firstly I’m a Chelsea fan, and secondly to see Mount and James perform at that level, and signings that came in when I was there, I’m very proud.”