Roberto di Matteo was the eighth manager to depart Chelsea in the Roman Abramovich era and the seventh to be sacked. Only Guus Hiddink, who, like Rafael Benítez, was employed on an interim basis, was spared the ignominy of being dismissed by the Tsar of Stamford Bridge.

It must have cost a lot to sack the Stamford Seven. £59.4m to be exact...

CLAUDIO RANIERI £2M

ranieri

JOSÉ MOURINHO £20M

jose

AVRAM GRANT £3M

grant

LUIZ FELIPE SCOLARI £12.6M

scolari

CARLO ANCELOTTI £6M

ancelotti

ANDRÉ VILLAS-BOAS £13.3M

avb

ROBERTO DI MATTEO £2.5M

rdm

(Figures according to The Times)