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Roberto Di Matteo has refused to contemplate the implications of Chelsea crashing out of the Champions League for his own future ahead of their potential do-or-die clash at Juventus .
It was deja vu for football's most trigger-happy club on Monday as Di Matteo became the latest Blues manager to face serious questions about his job security following a slump in results.
And it could prove the start of Groundhog Day for the Italian if the European champions fail to stop the rot in Tuesday night's crunch Group E clash in Turin.
Defeat would leave Chelsea on the brink of becoming the first Champions League holders not to secure a place in the knockout stage, having taken qualification for granted during the Roman Abramovich era.
And there is no telling how Abramovich would react to such an embarrassing exit, especially in the midst of the club's latest winter of discontent, which has seen them drop from first to third in the Barclays Premier League after taking two point...
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With seemingly limitless amounts of money and an insatiable desire for winning titles, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has the makings of being one of the best bosses in football.
A small slip-up here or a tiny miscue there, however, and you better start looking for a new job.
Roberto Di Matteo became the latest Chelsea coach to get the ax on Wednesday, fired only hours after the...
A look at the eight Chelsea managers that have served under Russian owner Roman Abramovich:
Ranieri was the first manager to be fired by Abramovich. The Italian, who became known as the ''Tinkerman'' because of his tendency to fiddle with his team, was hired in September 2000 by previous Chelsea owner Ken Bates. He was fired in May 2004 despite...
Roman Abramovich is not one to be patient with what he perceives as failure...
And when manager Roberto di Matteo wasn't having the results both he and Abramovich wanted, it meant that the manager was gone...
Here's di Matteo's last interview thinking he was still gonna stay- after his loss to Juventus 3-0 this week in Champions League...
Roman Abramovich made some swift changes this week at Stamford BridgeThe post Di Matteo Sacked, Benítez Hired At Chelsea appeared first on The Soccer Daily.
Two hundred and sixty two days. That's all Roberto Di Matteo got. Just 262 days to turn Chelsea around. To reinvigorate an old, lumbering, underperforming, mutinous team and win some things.
He pulled off that daunting task, too. He bagged the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League against near-impossible odds after taking over an imploded team on an interim basis.
He snapped up the...
Chelsea managers under Russian owner Roman Abramovich:
Claudio Ranieri - Sept. 15, 2000-May 31, 2004
Jose Mourinho - June 2, 2004-Sept. 20, 2007
Avram Grant - Sept. 21, 2007-May 24, 2008
Luiz Felipe Scolari - June 11, 2008-Feb. 9, 2009
Guus Hiddink - Feb. 11, 2009-May 30, 2009
Carlo Ancelotti - June 1, 2009-May 22, 2011
Andre Villas-Boas - June 22, 2011-March 4, 2012
We must say it was a complete shock when we read this morning that Roberto di Matteo had been sacked as the Chelsea manager, just a short six months after he had led Chelsea to the European Champions League trophy – for the first time in Chelsea’s history. Roman Abramovich – sacked eight managers so [...]
Chelsea is sack-predictable – Andre Villas Boas - originally posted on Soccerlens.comFormer Chelsea manager Andre Villas Boas believes the Blues’ sacking of Roberto Di Matteo was not at all a surprise.
Villas Boas was replaced at Stamford Bridge by the Italian and saw his replacement lead the club to Champions League and FA Cup glory, however, after just three months in full...
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Roberto Di Matteo was a brave man for making it clear to all of Europe that his boss, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, made a 50-million pound mistake in the shape of super-flop striker Fernando Torres.
Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining...
Roman Abramovich will try to persuade Pep Guardiola to become Chelsea manager before the summer if he fires Roberto Di Matteo.
Roy Hodgson is considering bringing in a psychologist to help...