Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 11/21/12
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Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has described Chelsea's decision to sack Roberto Di Matteo as "madness". Di Matteo was axed on Wednesday morning following the Blues' damaging 3-0 Champions League defeat against Juventus in Turin. The loss has left Chelsea on the verge of elimination from a competition Di Matteo memorably won in May to persuade owner Roman Abramovich to appoint him full-time in the summer. Abramovich is now, however, looking for a ninth manager since he took over the club. Ferdinand, who has only worked under Sir Alex Ferguson during his decade at Old Trafford, wrote on his Twitter page: "Wow, Chelsea have sacked their manager!! I'm a bit late I know but its a madness. "The stability at our club is something our manager rarely gets praise for...don't under estimate that. #LambChopped." Newcastle manager Alan Pardew also has expressed his astonishment. Pardew said: "I'm astonished, really. It just goes to show you how precarious we are as Premier Leag...
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