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Di Matteo feared Chelsea sack with Villas-Boas

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By Andrew Tuft

Saturday 17 November 2012

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has revealed he thought he would be sacked last season at the same time as Andre Villas-Boas, having served as assistant manager to the current Tottenham Hotspur boss, the Daily Mail has reported. Far from leaving the club, however, Di Matteo was placed in interim control and took the Blues to victory in the FA Cup and the Champions League, eventually being confirmed as full-time manager this summer

Roberto Di Matteo

It was after a defeat to West Bromwich Albion earlier this year in March that Roman Abramovich made the decision to dispense with the services of Villas-Boas, having only appointed the former Porto chief in June. West Brom provide the opposition for Chelsea this weekend as Di Matteo comes up against an old Chelsea teammate, Steve Clarke.

Clarke’s will not be the only familiar face Di Matteo sees at the Hawthorns, having spent almost two years in charge of the Midlands club before he himself was sacked in 2011 to make way for current England manager - and Clarke’s predecessor - Roy Hodgson.

Di Matteo said: “I'm certainly a better coach and manager now from the experience I had in the past, and the experience I had here as an assistant and now a manager working with these players.

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