Roberto Di Matteo lead Chelsea to crown the English FA Cup and Champions League in three months of taking charge at Stamford Bridge. But will the interim manager turns permanent ?
Roberto Di Matteo began his magical coaching career at League One's Milton Keynes Dons in 2008 where the Italian guided the team to finish 3rd in the first season. Despite failing to bring promotion to the club after they've lost in the play offs against Scunthorpe in penalties, his success had immediately caught the attention of Championship's West Brom and successfully lead the club back to Premier League in the first season. However his spells failed soon after the promotion and he was sacked in February 2011 following Baggies suffer 13 defeats in 18 games. The former Chelsea player was appointed as the assistant manager to Andre Villas-Boas and became the caretaker manager after the Portuguese was layoff.
Roberto Di Matteo casts his spells at Stamford Bridge in both English and European competition to win against Tottenham in FA Cup while overturned 3-1 defeat to Napoli, beat Benfica in the quarter final, eliminated the heavily favoured Barcelona in the semi and hold Bayern Munich in the final at Allianz to win the Champions League, but he is never the favour to Abramovic.
Chelsea owner prefers an experience and high profile manager to lead his team. Pep Guardiola, Fabio Capello, Jose Mourinho, Rafael Benitez were among the top favourites to enter Stamford Bridge prior to the Champions League final, but the odds are going against Roberto Di Matteo after Chelsea won the Champions League.
Best odds for Chelsea next permanent manager :
Roberto Di Matteo 1.67 @ Bet365
Fabio Capello 4.00 @ StanJames
Harry Redkanpp 13.00 @ Sportingbet
Jose Mourinho 17.00 @ Sportingbet
Pep Guardiola 17.00 @ Bet365
Laurent Blanc 19.00 @ PaddyPower
Rafael Benitez 21.00 @ PaddyPower