Di Matteo: Chelsea’s Man?

Rejuvinated Chelsea need Italian on permanent basis

When Andre Villas-Boas was sacked as Chelsea manager the team was stuck, under-performing and drifting through the season, looking unlikely to challenge for any form of silverware this year. The unenviable role of caretaker manager was given to Roberto Di Matteo until the end of the season and he has reignited Chelsea.

Di Matteo has not only managed to lead the blues to FA cup glory over Liverpool, but has also managed to mastermind a European run that sees them heading to Munich for the final. This included a remarkable victory over two legs against undeniably the world’s best team, Barcelona. Alongside this success, the Italian has also managed to bring Fernando Torres back into form, following up his winning goal against Barcelona with a hat-trick against Queens Park Rangers. The reason for this appears to be due to a surge in confidence and an apparent heightening of his appetite for football. If I was to put forward my own opinion I’d say that actually wanting to perform for the manager in charge is helping him.

Di Matteo has shown that he is capable of managing a club of such a high stature, as well as demonstrating that he has the ability to bring silverware to Stamford Bridge. He deserves the Chelsea managerial position on a permanent basis, but an inkling tells me that Mr Abrahmovic won’t be willing to give him the job unless he wins the Champions League.

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