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Chelsea sack Roberto Di Matteo



Chelsea have sacked their manager Roberto Di Matteo.

The club announced on Twitter this morning that they had parted company with the Italian after a string of poor results.

Shortly afterwards they released a statement, stating that results had not been good enough and an announcement on a new manager will be made shortly.

Chelsea's statement said: "Chelsea Football Club has parted company this morning with Manager Roberto Di Matteo.

"The team's recent performances and results have not been good enough and the owner and the board felt that a change was necessary now to keep the club moving in the right direction as we head into a vitally important part of the season.


"The club faces a difficult task ahead in qualifying for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League as well as maintaining a strong challenge for the top of the Premier League while competing in three other cup competitions. Our aim is to remain as competitive as possible and challenge strongly on all fronts"

It continued: "The owner and the Board would like to thank Roberto for all he has done for the club since taking over in March. Roberto helped guide us to an historic Champions League victory and a seventh FA Cup.

"We will never forget the huge contribution he has made to this club's history and he will always be welcome at Stamford Bridge.

"The club will be making an announcement shortly regarding a new first team manager.

Earlier the club had tweeted: "Chelsea Football Club has parted company this morning with manager Roberto Di Matteo. More to follow... #CFC".

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...I cannot even...sorry for the html fail, stupid rich text and lack of preview function :(

Edit #7898: curious about the fact they plan make an announcement about the new manager 'shortly', any guesses? Mine: Roman takes over, club implodes, etc.
Tags: another one bites the dust!, club: chelsea, oh god please no, oh no they didn't!
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