Tags Posts tagged with "Roberto Di Matteo"

Roberto Di Matteo

by -

Chelsea hero Roberto Di Matteo is convinced Roman Abramovich should keep faith with Antonio Conte also in the next season.

The manager brought the Champions League to Stamford Bridge on this day in 2011/12 campaign. Di Matteo has no doubt it will be a “fantastic clash” at Wembley with “Mourinho against his past”, as Hernan Crespo told us in mixed zone as well.


“Who will win the final? Of course I will cheer for Chelsea, Robbie said to ChelseaNews24 reporter after the legends game at Stamford Bridge last night “But I am sure it will be a great game, the two clubs have got a great history in this competition.

“It will  be a great game, Wembley is always a wonderful stadium where they play big matches, I hope Chelsea will win.

“I say, again, that would be fair to continue with Antonio [Conte] for the stability of the club and also because he gave a good foundation to the team and the club itself.”

by -

Former Chelsea defender Graeme Le Saux states the Blues board needs to step out of the “sack the manager” culture and give current boss Antonio Conte the chance to start a dinasty at Stamford Bridge.

In the recent years all the managers that won something important at Chelsea ( Mourinho, Ancelotti, Di Matteo) weren’t give the time to establish themselves there and received the sack months after their triumphs.

Speaking to Betfair, Le Saux explained his view about this:

“To be fair, Chelsea have still been very, very successful even though they’ve had a high turnover of managers, but it doesn’t mean I agree with that because I think the nature of sport is that you can’t consistently win the league every year, so managers need time to build something over seasons not just one season.

“In this climate every manager is only as good as his last six games and if you have a bad six games you’re out of a job and if you have a good six games you get another six games so it’s a very intense high turnover industry at the moment.

“My worry is that players or coaches don’t really ever put down any roots and that for me isn’t good for the long-term future of any club.”

On the reports suggesting that another change in the dugout could be on the cards, Le Saux added:

“Conte would be a loss to Chelsea and I’ve really enjoyed him coming to the Premier League.

“I think he’s brought knowledge and even entertainment and he’s the first manager to win the league playing with a back three and wing-backs and from that point of view he’s been a fantastic asset.


by -

New Chelsea signing Davide Zappacosta claims he wants to continue Italian legacy at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues can count several Italian managers and players in their recent history and most of them ( Zola, Vialli, Ancelotti, Di Matteo, Conte etc.) were successful.

The former Torino full-back states he wants to follow the footsteps of his compratiots:

“I’ve noticed there is this long tradition [of Italian players at Chelsea],” Zappacosta said in an interview for Chelsea’s matchday programme ahead of the game with Manchester City on Saturday.

“I just hope that, like my predecessors from Italy, I can make my mark at Chelsea and win some trophies. That would be a dream come true for me.”

“I am convinced I am well suited to the style of football in England, probably even more so than Italian football.

“There is more space because the intensity is higher and the game is much quicker, so I can look to exploit that.”

by -

Aston Villa owner and chairman Dr Tony Xia has taken the decision to sack Roberto Di Matteo just 123 days after appointing him with the club sat 19th in the Championship table.

The Villans haven’t won since 13 August and had drawn five matches in a row prior to yesterday’s 2-0 defeat to Preston North End.

Fans chanted ‘you’re getting sacked in the morning’ as the Italian trudged off at the final whistle and Xia has acted to appease them.

Steve Bruce, Steve Clarke, Ryan Giggs and Sam Allardyce are amongs the coaches that are candidates to replace Di Matteo at Aston Villa.

by -

Former Chelsea striker and manager Roberto Di Matteo tried to persuade young striker Patrick Bamford to join Aston Villa on a season-long loan this summer, according to the Villans’ owner and chairman.

Anyway, the 23-year-old decided to join Premier League side Burnley and it means that Bamford will spend at the Turf Moor his sixth season as Chelsea loanee.

by -

Aston Villa are closing in on moves for Chelsea youngster Patrick Bamford, according to The Sun.

The 22-year-old spent last season on loan with Crystal Palace and Norwich City but struggled to break into the starting XI in both sides and new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is reportedly willing to let him join another team on loan to gain experience.

It is understood also Roberto Di Matteo is interested in signing Bamford on loan to allow him to get more playing time this season. The Blues’ striker is well known to the former Chelsea manager from his spell at Stamford Bridge and could be on his way to Villa Park in a loan deal.

by -

Chelsea youngster Patrick Bamford has been targeted by former Blues manager Roberto Di Matteo, who is keen on bringing him to Aston Villa this summer, according to the Birmingham Mail.

The 22-year-old spent last season on loan with Crystal Palace and Norwich City but struggled to break into the starting XI in both sides.

Roberto Di Matteo is reportedly interested in signing Bamford on loan to allow him to get more playing time this season.

by -

Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford was targeted by two Championship sides: after Newcastle also Aston Villa is keen on him

The Birmingham Mail reports that the new Roberto Di Matteo club are ready to fullfil the Blues request of £ 10m.

Bamford, 22, impressed a couple of seasons ago while on loan to Middlesbrough scoring 17 goals in 32 matches but was a flop last season when he was loaned first to Crystal Palace and then to Norwich: the forward failed to score even a single goal in the whole campaign.

by -

Chelsea legend Roberto Di Matteo spoke as the new Aston Villa manager for the first time today:

“It’s a wonderful honour for me to become manager of this great football club and I’m looking forward to the challenge of taking Aston Villa back to its rightful place,” claimed the Italian coach, who in 2012 led Chelsea to win an historical Champions League and now signed a two-years-contract with the Birmingham side.

Aston Villa relegated to Championship this season and Di Matteo attempts to repeat his success with the WBA in 2010 by winning promotion back to the top flight.


by -

Aston Villa are lining up a move to appoint former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo, according to The Sun.

he Italian manager, who won the Champions League with the Blues in 2012, has been reportedly offered a £35,000 per week deal to take over at Villa Park.

Also German side Schalke 04 are interested in appointing Di Matteo as their new manager, but Aston Villa are expected to be a more fascinating option for him.



After playing yesterday vs Mol Vidi in Chelsea's last game in the Europa League's group stage, the Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas claimed he is frustrated for the few chances Maurizio Sarri...