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Di Matteo ready to be unveiled as Chelsea boss

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By Bryan Waters

Sunday 10 June 2012

Roberto di Matteo is expected to be named as Chelsea manager when he returns from holiday next week after guiding the Blues to Champions League glory last season, The Mirror reports.

The Italian took over at Stamford Bridge midway through the season after the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas and guided the Blues to their first ever win in Europe’s top competition, as well as winning the FA Cup. Di Matteo’s current contract has two years to run and his representatives are keen to keep that contract for when he becomes permanent manager.

Owner Roman Abramovich is said to be cautious about offering a two year deal and may only give him a year-long deal, as he keeps his eye on Pep Guardiola. The former Barcelona boss is on sabbatical and has been linked with returning to Chelsea in 12 months, which is the same time that Abramovich wants to offer to Di Matteo as manager.

Chelsea are spending big this summer on making their squad worthy of European champions, already signing Eden Hazard from Lille and Marko Marin from Werder Bremen. The next priority for Abramovich is to nail down his manager, which will be Di Matteo, but it is unsure whether the Italian is just a short-term replacement for Guardiola.

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By FOLARANMI TAIWO TEMITOPE on 10 June 2012 at 20:57

I believe he should accept d contract so far he is having good plans 4 d club & lets see him work with more rest of mind.

By polly on 10 June 2012 at 16:43

You go Di Mateo, your impact surpases all the big names ever came to Chelsea, they demand big signing you demand from the player team and winning spirit. You were not a puzzle master but from the written offs you land two major silverware, whatever they say or maltreat you HistorY has been written. Use your magic and land more silver to the bridge, you have nothing to prove, you passed your probation test with flying colous, that even blind cqn see. It is just sheer arrogance. Let the blue flag fly all over England as the blue flagship is flying over Europe. You have my vote of confidence Di.

By king samuel aiyerin on 10 June 2012 at 16:25

okay i had what you just said but you have to flow this word just like it sounds now this way this life is a market we all came to buy and some day we will go. and i did not know that you know about this am so surprise to here this from you keep it up but you have to remember that we human beings are nothing

By bryan pearl on 10 June 2012 at 15:34

any serious manager with a career to pursue cannot accept to fall in a trap like what dimateo is going to do. coz the big boss doesn't and will never lyk him in whatever he does provided PEP guardiola is still jobless.

By bryan pearl on 10 June 2012 at 15:32

any serious manager with a career to pursue cannot accept to fall in a trap like what dimateo is going to do. coz the big boss doesn't and will never lyk him in whatever he does provided PEP guardiola is still jobless.

By Olajide Abdur-Rauf Adekunle on 10 June 2012 at 14:41

no comment

By Enerst on 10 June 2012 at 14:40

Don't let Ramires go he is a good prayer.

By Emmanuel on 10 June 2012 at 14:39

It is nice 2 hear




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