It's fantastic what we've done, but as for the future, it remains up in the air. There may be a job. [...] There quite possibly won't be. The reality is we don't know. Nothing is fixed. Nothing has changed. The situation is we're contracted to the end of the season, June 30.
Roberto di Matteo has emerged as the leading contender to become the next permanent Chelsea manager. Senior figures at Stamford Bridge are increasingly of the belief that the Italian is the man to succeed Andre Villas-Boas, BBC Sport understands.
Technical director Michael Emenalo, who is overseeing the recruitment process, has already interviewed Di Matteo for the post, the Italian having guided Chelsea to the Champions League and FA Cup finals.
It has also emerged that the 41-year-old has been asked to make preparations for next season and help plan the club's pre-season tour of the United States, while Abramovich has promised Di Matteo a £750,000 bonus if he wins the Champions League.
He [Di Matteo] has been very good with me, I've played more and when you play you're confident and you're able to give something to the team. He's made a big change for everyone, the atmosphere among the squad, but on the pitch the results speak for themselves and Robbie deserves to take a lot of credit for that [...] he loves this club, he's got it in his heart and that's a great thing to see and everybody's reacted to that.