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Roberto Di Matteo is a former care taker manager of the Chelsea football club. He took over the Chelsea football club as interim manager after Andre Villas-Boas was sacked by the Chelsea football club.

Roberto Di Matteo is a Swiss-born Italian former footballer. He played as a mid-fielder at at Schaffhausen, Zürich Aarau, Lazio, and Chelsea. He also played for the Italy national football team and played in Euro 1996 and the 1998 World Cup. Roberto Di Matteo retired as a player in February 2002 due to injury problems.

Matteo was appointed the assistant manager of Chelsea on June 29, 2011. He took over as care taker manager on March 4, 2012 after Andre Villas-Boas was sacked.

He was sacked as Chelsea's manager after the club is facing the prospect of an early exit in the Champions League 2012-13. The Chelsea club has appoitned Liverpool coach Rafael Benitez as care taker manager till the end of the season.

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Lampard has many more good years ahead of him says Roberto Di Matteo
Chelsea mid-fielder Frank Lampard has many more good years ahead of him says Chelsea interim manager Roberto Di Matteo

Di Matteo pips Guardiola to earn one-year deal as Chelsea's new boss
Roberto Di Matteo is set to become new permanent Chelsea manager, as club owner Roman Abramovich has accepted defeat in trying to lure former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.

Di Matteo favourite for Chelsea job as Abramovich fails to convince Guardiola
Interim Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is close to nailing down the permanent position at Stamford Bridge following owner Roman Abramovich's futile efforts to convince former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola to end his long sabbatical.

Guardiola to hold talks with Abramovich before deciding to become Chelsea chief
Ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola has demanded talks with Roman Abramovich before deciding whether or not to become Chelsea coach.

Abramovich prepared to 'seduce' Guardiola for Chelsea job with can't refuse offer
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is adamant over bringing former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola at Stamford Bridge as team's new manager, and the Russian billionaire is ready to make another offer for the Spaniard.

Chelsea striker Torres confesses to developing 'mental block' last season
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has admitted he had developed a mental block, which prevented him from scoring, during last season.

Di Matteo not interested in Chelsea's one-year deal as manager
Interim Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is distressed by suggestions that he will be offered only a 12-month deal by Roman Abramovich with his position to be reviewed next summer.

Chelsea reassures Torres 'You will take club forward in future'
Chelsea has assured Fernando Torres that he would take the club forward in the future, after the Spanish striker angered the club's hierarchy with his comments.

Drogba reveals ridiculing ex-boss Villas-Boas when he said Chelsea would win CL
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has revealed how he ridiculed former boss Andre Villas-Boas last November when he suggested the club could win the Champions League.

Di Matteo's secret video got Chelsea players 'teary-eyed' before CL triumph
Chelsea players were almost in tears before their Champions League conquest against Bayern Munich in Munich on May 19, after watching a secret video complied by interim manager Roberto Di Matteo.

Villas-Boas in no haste to take decision on future
Former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has said he is in no hurry to take a decision about his future, as he is set to hold talks with Liverpool officials this week over their vacant managerial position.

Terry says Di Matteo should be made Chelsea's permanent manager
Chelsea captain John Terry hailed Roberto di Matteo after their win over Bayern Munich to clinch the Champions League trophy, saying the Italian should be given the club's manager's job permanantly.

'Outplayed' Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties to clinch Champions League Trophy
Chelsea defeated Bayern Munich to claim victory in the Champions League final at Allianz Arena on Saturday.

Former manager believes Abramovich 'secretly' hoping Chelsea loses CL final
Chelsea's first ever foreign manager Ruud Gullit has claimed owner Roman Abramovich might be hoping secretly that his side loses the Champions League final against Bayern Munich on May 19.

Bayern boss says Abramovich's 'incessant' interference proving detrimental for Chelsea
Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes has said Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich should stop interfering in a manager's work, and insisted he would never explain his tactics to the club's owners like former Blues manager Andre Villas-Boas used to do.

Chelsea's Mikel blames ex-boss Villas Boas for 'inability to communicate his ideas' to players
Nigerian footballer John Obi Mikel has blamed Andre Villas Boas for his inability to communicate effectively with Chelsea's players as the reason for former manager's regime collapsing.

Di Matteo has no idea whether he stays at Chelsea or not
Chelsea interim boss Roberto Di Matteo has said he has no idea if tomorrow will be his last game at Stamford Bridge as the club manager.

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