Abramovich set to sack Roberto di Matteo in spite of Champions League victory
It seems like Chelsea’s interim manager Roberto di Matteo’s luck has finally run out. Although, Roberto di Matteo led Chelsea out of their miserable season to win the FA Cup and the coveted Champions League, the former Chelsea player is on the verge of getting the axe.
Just a couple of days after Chelsea won their first Champions League trophy rumors about Roberto di Matteo’s exit have hit the mainstream media. According to reports from source close to the Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire will sack Roberto di Matteo this week.
Starsport first shed light on to the matter. According to reports on Starsport, Roman Abramovich believes Chelsea has been very very lucky to have won the Champions League.
“Roman thinks Di Matteo has been very, very lucky and that he made a lot of mistakes in the games he’s been in charge, with his tactics and selections,” said a close source to Roman Abramovich. “The statistics in the two games against Barcelona and the final show just how lucky Di Matteo was. Roman has to decide this week and he will not care what the public thinks.
“Roman did not become a billionaire worrying about public opinion – he only cares about what is right for the club.”
Truth be told, Lady Luck did play a big role in Chelsea’s victory in the Champions League. Chelsea has come up with far too many miracles since Andres Villas-Boas was sacked and the club was three goals down before the second leg against Napoli.
Fortune also played a favorable hand for Chelsea in the semifinal and final stage of Champions League. It is hard to fathom that clubs like Barcelona and Bayern Munich would lose to a team like Chelsea, even though they were give opportunities to score on penalties.
It is a miracle that Chelsea will be playing in the Champions League again. After all they failed to finish in the top four of the English Premier League. Chelsea finished sixth on points table in the Premier League.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been attempting to bring in world class manager at Stamford Bridge ever since he sacked Andres Villas-Boas. AVB’s assistant manager, the 38-year-old Roberto di Matteo was asked to fill in as manager of the club till Roman Abramovich named a successor.
Roman Abramovich has been linked with a couple of names including Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Harry Redknapp as potential new managers for Chelsea but so far none of these men have agreed to manage the club.