Olson was against Roberto Di Matteo's sacking at West Brom

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Defender Jonas Olsson today revealed he was against West Bromwich Albion's decision to sack Roberto Di Matteo – but admitted it has worked out well.

Di Matteo returns to The Hawthorns as Chelsea boss tomorrow, 21 months after being shown the door by the Baggies.

Olsson said: "I rate him very highly. I was very clear when the club sacked him that I wasn't in favour of it.

"But everything happens for a reason and for him and for us it turned out well. We got Roy Hodgson as manager and really pushed on from there and Roberto went to Chelsea and has a fantastic career there."

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