Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo hopes to "bridge the gap" between his side and Manchester United and Manchester City in his first full season in charge, he told Chelsea TV.
Newly-appointed permanent Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo says he has already started planning how to repeat the success of last season.
The Italian led the club to Champions League and FA Cup wins as caretaker boss and has been rewarded with a two-year deal.
"I'm obviously delighted to have been appointed as manager and first-team coach. We all achieved incredible success last season that made history for this great club," the 42-year-old told Chelsea's official website.
"Our aim is to continue building on that and I'm already planning and looking forward to the squad's return for pre-season."
Chelsea have confirmed they have appointed Roberto Di Matteo as their permanent manager and first-team coach on a two-year contract.
"Although he has set the bar very high in the short time he has been in charge, we know that Roberto is the right man to lead Chelsea on to further success," said a statement on Chelsea's official website.
Asked if Chelsea interim manager Roberto Di Matteo should get the top job permanently, former Blues player Gianfranco Zola said he "has done a great job and if you ask me I would say yes".