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Di Matteo Next To Go After Guardiola Declares Chelsea Interest?

With Pep Guardiola reported to want the Chelsea job, we look at whether Abramovich could be set to sack yet another manager and what the Spaniard would bring.

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According to reports former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola has told his friends he wants to manage Chelsea next. However Di Matteo is currently doing a very good job at the Bridge and this whole ‘saga’ makes you ask the question, ‘Will Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich sack another manager?’

For me, nobody who supports Chelsea should be thinking about Di Matteo being sacked. He’s done too good of a job to be treated like that. However it is difficult to stop your mind from wandering.

How well would Guardiola’s style suit Chelsea? It would be the perfect fit. The Spaniards Tiki-Taka passing is what Abramovich has been craving for so long, and now The Blues have the players to match it. Juan Mata, Oscar and Eden Hazard would flourish in this ‘environment’ and would make Chelsea the team to beat in Europe.

However, making Chelsea the team to beat in Europe is how Di Matteo got the job in the first place. The Italian has done a fantastic job so far at the London club. So far he has led his side to top spot in their Champions league league group with 2 games remaining, a Capital One Cup Quarter Final and helped The Blues leap to 2nd place in the Barclay’s Premier League, all while playing stylish and attractive football. So would the introduction of Guardiola make such a huge difference to what Chelsea already have now?

A possible solution to the ‘dilemma’ could be Di Matteo moving down to assistant manager; as Guardiola’s previous assistant, Tito Vilanova,  is otherwise engaged managing Barcelona.

Despite the moral feeling inside telling you, ‘sacking’ Di Matteo is wrong’, it remains hard to ignore the shear brilliance of Guardiola’s management. His stats are incredible. In 4 years at Barcelona he won 14 trophies: 2 Champions League crowns, 3 La Liga titles 2 Copa Del Reys, 2 Uefa Super Cups, 3 Supercopa de Espana’s and 2 FIFA Club World Cups. On top of this, his win percentage at the Catalan club was 72.47% over 247 games, in which he won 179, drew 47 and lost only 21. During these matches his side scored 638 goals leaving Barca with a goal per match ratio of 3.12.

There is no denying the talent of Pep Guardiola as a manager, but is it morally right that Chelsea are considering Di Matteo when all he has done for the club is good?



  1. oduor

    November 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm


  2. Dike uche

    November 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Chelsea shouldn’t sack Di Matteo because Gaudiola’s style of coaching won’t match with Chelsea partern of football. Beside Di Matteo has been doing a very good job. If chelsea stupidly sack Di Matteo they will regret it.

  3. Elgaza

    November 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Roberto Di Matteo is as good as pep guardiola cuz guardiola started working with his predisessor’s already assembled team.

  4. bandah morrow

    November 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    di mateo shud not b sack.

  5. Daniel Nsor

    November 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Chelsea need jst one coach,he is DI MATTEO.

  6. kb

    November 9, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Wait till rdm contracte expired

  7. Cfcclw12

    November 9, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Ideal scenario would be di Matteo stays as assistant and pep comes in, I think he would take us the next level. I’m not saying he ain’t done a good job what he did last season was heroic! But with pep coming in he just gives you that little extra experience. You probably think I’m talking nonsense but every1 is aloud an opinion

    • John

      November 9, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      Yes not many Chelsea supporters will side your view but I’m one of the few who have the same view with you. Guardiola’s record of achievements within a short period of time is highly impossible to ignore by any top side that has the means and ability to get him. I’m in full support if Chelsea can get him,even if it means having two top coaches at the same time one will be assistant to the other no problem!

  8. Agbee Chibuzom

    November 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Is Mr Guadiola coming with his three magic men,bc they were d ones dat made him…Infact,we don’t need him,we have d special one in De Matteo.

  9. Harry Anetu

    November 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Dimateo 4 life up blues….pep we dont nid u AC milan nids u.

  10. Emmanuel

    November 9, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    chelsea and their history of having issues with coaches not minding their capabilities.Di matteo has done a good job and is still doing it.well,the club owner has money to spend around,if he likes he should hire pep,mourinho and alex at the same time

  11. Emmanuel Banjo

    November 9, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    My own opnion is dat both of them should work 2gerther and bring out good and fantastic result.but chealsea owner should not sack RDM.bcos his trying is best.BLUE 4 LIFE.

  12. Ilir

    November 9, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Sorry Pep. We dont need you! We have our legend, ROBBIE !

  13. ThatGuy

    November 10, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Di Matteo hasn’t really proven himself this season. Poor performances in Europe aren’t helping him as Abramovich desires the Champions League most. The fact that he keeps chopping and changing defensive partnerships means the team are leaking goals, while lack of firepower upfront means we don’t score as many of the chances we have as we should. We have had short spells of good play, but it’s not enough. Guardiola would make sure we have not just a good spell, but play like that for 90 minutes. He would be a great appointment!

  14. Finlay arita

    November 10, 2012 at 11:00 am

    RDM 2 b assistant, Pep head coach.

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