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#Roberto di Matteo

# roberto-di-matteo - Saturday 15 June, 2019

'He is definitely the right man' - Di Matteo backs Lampard for Chelsea job

Frank Lampard has only completed one season in management but Roberto Di Matteo says he deserves a chance to lead ex-club Chelsea.

# roberto-di-matteo - Monday 3 October, 2016

Aston Villa 'part company' with Roberto Di Matteo

The club released a statement this morning.

# roberto-di-matteo - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Aston Villa investigating Grealish after late night hotel party

The club’s owner has warned the 21-year-old while Stan Collymore has written him an open letter after the latest reports.

# roberto-di-matteo - Sunday 21 August, 2016

Petrov rules out return to football

The former Celtic favourite has recovered from leukaemia.

# roberto-di-matteo - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Petrov won't be offered playing contract at Villa following leukaemia recovery*

*However the former Bulgarian international has been offered an alternative role at the club.

# roberto-di-matteo - Friday 3 June, 2016

'I'm looking forward to challenge of taking Villa back to its rightful place' - Di Matteo

The Italian has form for this kind of thing, having guided West Brom to promotion from the Championship in 2010.

# roberto-di-matteo - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Aston Villa to appoint Di Matteo as new boss, and give him €65 million transfer kitty

The former Chelsea manager is expected to be confirmed as Remi Garde’s successor on Friday.

# roberto-di-matteo - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Di Matteo to face old club Chelsea next month after being handed Schalke job

The Italian has been named as Jens Keller’s replacement at the Bundesliga side.

# roberto-di-matteo - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Favourites Di Matteo and Poyet set to turn down Sunderland hotseat

The Black Cats have begun their search for a new manager after Paolo Di Canio’s departure.

# roberto-di-matteo - Friday 23 November, 2012

Back to the future: Fergie wastes no time in re-igniting Benitez fued

Fergie branded his old sparring partner ‘lucky’ in his weekly press conference today.

Mark Hughes sacked by QPR... and Harry Redknapp's already on the way - reports

Tony Fernandes has finally cut his losses with Sparky.

# roberto-di-matteo - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Rafa Benitez is the new Chelsea manager

The former Liverpool chief has penned a short-term contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit.

#JobFairy: 9 men (and 1 woman) on our shortlist for the next Chelsea manager Look No Further This post contains images

#JobFairy: 9 men (and 1 woman) on our shortlist for the next Chelsea manager

Forget about Rafa, Pep and ‘Arry. These are the people Roman should really be giving a call.

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The 8 best reactions to Roberto Di Matteo's sacking

You’ll never guess what the general feeling is…

# roberto-di-matteo - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Champions League: Crucial clash for Chelsea, Juve

A win for Di Matteo’s side in Italy would ensure their progression to the last 16 ahead of the final round of fixtures.

# roberto-di-matteo - Friday 16 November, 2012

John Terry out for three weeks, says Di Matteo

The Chelsea boss revealed that the 31-year-old may only be missing for a few weeks, but he insisted that any length of time without their skipper is a big blow.

# roberto-di-matteo - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Roberto Di Matteo unfazed by Club World Cup involvement

The Blues qualified for the tournament by virtue of last season’s Champions League victory, remember?

# roberto-di-matteo - Monday 12 November, 2012

Chelsea sweat over Terry injury

The Pensioners’ club captain had to go off after a colliision with Luis Suarez yesterday.

# roberto-di-matteo - Sunday 11 November, 2012

As it happened: Chelsea v Liverpool, Premier League

John Terry and Luis Suarez were at the heart of the action as Chelsea and Liverpool met in London. Catch up on the action in our minute-by-minute report here.

# roberto-di-matteo - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Di Matteo fearful of Cole, Lampard departures

Lampard has reportedly attracted interest from Major League Soccer outfit LA Galaxy, as a potential replacement for David Beckham.

Get ready for Super Sunday*: Here’s your quick-fire Premier League previews

*Jamie Redknapp informs us that it’s literally a super Sunday, such is the quality of today’s fixtures.

# roberto-di-matteo - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Preview: Unbeaten Shakhtar await Chelsea's entertainers

Roberto Di Matteo has promised more expansive football as the Pensioners travel to Ukraine for their Champions League fixture.

# roberto-di-matteo - Saturday 20 October, 2012

As it happened: Tottenham v Chelsea, Premier League

Andre Villas-Boas hosted his old club in the early kick-off.

Di Matteo focused on victory, not on AVB and not on scandals

The Chelsea boss is keen to move on from incidents involving John Terry and Ashley Cole at White Hart Lane today.

# roberto-di-matteo - Friday 19 October, 2012

Roberto Di Matteo silent on Terry action

The manager insists Chelsea “do not publicly discuss the disciplinary matters that we take against our players”.

# roberto-di-matteo - Friday 5 October, 2012

Cole apologises for FA blast on Twitter

“I was really upset and tweeted my feelings in the heat of the moment. I apologise unreservedly for my comment about the FA,” the defender said.

# roberto-di-matteo - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Di Matteo praises 'leader' Terry

“He gives a lot of boots away to young kids, and he does a lot of other positive stuff as well.” Sorry… what?

As it happened: Arsenal v Chelsea

Join us as we go minute-by-minute at the Emirates.

Gameweek six: Premier League previews

Six teams are looking for their first win this weekend while Arsenal and Chelsea meet in the early kick off.

# roberto-di-matteo - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Preview: Premier League gameweek five

It’s round five in the Premier League and the top and bottom are both starting to take shape.

# roberto-di-matteo - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Gameweek four: Premier League previews

The international break is out of the way and the Premier League returns. We’ve got all the team news you need to know.

# roberto-di-matteo - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Di Matteo rues early goals following Atletico humbling

Meanwhile, his counterpart Diego Simeone said he was “lost for words” upon witnessing his side’s victory.

# roberto-di-matteo - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Premier League preview: Hazard warning as Reading head for the Bridge

Chelsea host last season’s Championship winners with their new Belgian playmaker looking to impress on his home league debut.

# roberto-di-matteo - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Premier League Sunday: Three things we learned today

He gave us all a David Dunn impression last week but Eden Hazard announced his arrival as a real talent against Wigan.

# roberto-di-matteo - Sunday 12 August, 2012

As it happened: Chelsea v Manchester City, Community Shield Curtain Raiser This post contains videos

As it happened: Chelsea v Manchester City, Community Shield

The league winners did battle with the FA Cup holders at Villa Park in the traditional season opener.

Community Shield: City, Chelsea and the game that nobody wanted

1.30pm? In Villa Park? Is today’s Community Shield between Manchester City and Chelsea the least anticipated in history?

# roberto-di-matteo - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Di Matteo wants a more 'unpredictable' Chelsea

The Blues have been busy in the transfer window and have strengthened their attacking options with the addition of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Marko Marin.

# roberto-di-matteo - Saturday 21 July, 2012

25 points: Di Matteo outlines the challenge facing Chelsea

The Italian see Manchester City as England’s best team, and his job is to shoot them down.

# roberto-di-matteo - Monday 9 July, 2012

The Departures Lounge: Chelsea wave goodbye to Kalou and Liverpool miss out on Granero

40 days and 40 nights to go until the new Premier League season and there will be plenty of temptations for Europe’s top players along the way.

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