Chelsea Confirm Di Matteo Has Been Sacked

By on November 21, 2012

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Roman Abramovich has sacked Roberto Di Matteo as manager, Chelseafc have confirmed this morning.

The decision comes just six months after the Italian lead the Blues to their first ever Champions League trophy, as well as another FA Cup, during a historic season last year.

Chelsea made an excellent start to the season and were the run-away leaders at one point, but they hit a sticky patch in recent weeks and have not won in their last five league games to drop back to third place, while last nights 3-0 defeat to Juventus leaves them on the brink of failing to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.

It seems the defeat in Turin was the last straw for Abramovich, and a statement on Chelsea’s official website confirmed Di Matteo had been relieved of his duties.

Chelsea Football Club has parted company this morning with Manager Roberto Di Matteo.

The team’s recent performances and results have not been good enough and the owner and the Board felt that a change was necessary now to keep the club moving in the right direction as we head into a vitally important part of the season.

The club faces a difficult task ahead in qualifying for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League as well as maintaining a strong challenge for the top of the Premier League while competing in three other cup competitions. Our aim is to remain as competitive as possible and challenge strongly on all fronts.

The owner and the Board would like to thank Roberto for all he has done for the club since taking over in March. Roberto helped guide us to an historic Champions League victory and a seventh FA Cup. We will never forget the huge contribution he has made to this club’s history and he will always be welcome at Stamford Bridge.

The club will be making an announcement shortly regarding a new first team manager.

What do Chelsea fans think of the news? Who would you like to see come in as manager now?

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6 Comments

  1. Emmanuel

    November 21, 2012 at 9:47 am

    lol..i’m not surprised.when it is chelsea and managers, you can expect anything.any coach that thinks he can perform well in chelsea should first of all have an exit plan.even pep should expect the worst if he finally settles down with the blues

  2. ekele emmanuel

    November 21, 2012 at 10:07 am

    no one is perfect,who knows,maybe the new manager could be worst than this.i pray we won’t make thesame mistake liverpool made by sacking Rafael Benitez.

  3. Isiyaku amadu

    November 21, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Sacking not sacking is nt de problem of chelsea. Let dem fine one striker or two.di matieu is gud corch

  4. jide otaniyi

    November 21, 2012 at 11:55 am

    sacking wil nt solve d problem, rdm is nt a magician neither a stricker. wat chelsea needs is strickers, minimum of two. torres is a waste

  5. Vincent Akinboboye

    November 21, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    The problem is not yet addressed. We all knw that chelsea are in despirate need of a striker. We have 2 striker that are underperforming. The priority now is january window. Get a better and world class striker. No coach would perform magic without a striker being it Pep or Benitez or both of them put together. Had RDM being working with a top class striker, we world be saying he is a good coach. Chelsea should get a very good strikers preferably 2. We have a very prolific attack at the moment. An average in.form striker would do well in front of them(MAZACAR trio). Offload Torres and Sturridge. Otherwise we would be hiring and firing. If Pep is willing to join chelsea, let him take up the job. This is realy disappointing.

  6. Josphat

    November 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    i ecpected it infact alikuwa na bahati xana but historically this is always the monththat chelseas manager have it rough

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