Roberto Di Matteo has become the latest victim in Chelsea’s seemingly never-ending coaching carousel.
A day after Chelsea suffered a 3-0 Champions League loss to Juventus that put them on the brink of elimination in the group stage of the tournament, the Blues fired Di Matteo on Wednesday. Di Matteo led Chelsea to a Champions League crown and FA Cup victory while serving as interim manager and he had only been in charge on a permanent basis since June.
Chelsea’s recent struggles, however, have forced management to cut the Italian’s time short. The club released a statement citing that recent poor results (Chelsea have only won twice in their last eight matches across all competitions) and performances made the board and owner feel that ‘a change was necessary’ so as to ‘keep the club moving in the right direction’ as they enter a crucial part of the season.
The club is soon expected to make an announcement regarding the appointment of a new manager.
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