Roberto Di Matteo

Why There'll Definitely Be One Premier League Sacking in November

Graham Matthews | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Sport
Graham Matthews

Like the current extended summer we've experienced in the UK, the fate of Premier League managers appears to be undergoing a similar process. Any day now the temperature is sure to drop ten degrees and the first managerial departure is expected to arrive with it.

10 Contenders To Succeed Mackay At Cardiff

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.12.2013 | UK Sport

Vincent Tan has finally handed Malky Mackay his P45, and it is likely the Scot's replacement will be installed before the end of the year. Here are...

Managers Who Deserve Another Crack at the Premier League

Antony Moule | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Sport
Antony Moule

Who can be trusted by an English top flight team once again despite their previous failures in the Premier League? The following managers are currently clubless and it could be argued that they deserve another chance to be successful in the Premier League.

7 Contenders To Become New Sunderland Boss

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Sport

It is expected Sunderland will have replaced Paolo di Canio before the weekend, but early murmurs suggest a couple of the candidates aren't wholly con...

Paolo Di Canio Sacked: Who Next for Sunderland?

James Hunt | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Hunt

After a rollercoaster six months, Ellis Short has - rightly or wrongly - decided the Italian was too close to veering off the tracks, and what's needed is a new man to steer things in a far more upwardly direction. While there's still debate to be had over Short's decision, the question now moves from 'what?' or 'why?' to 'who?' Here's a look at some of the realistic - and not so realistic - candidates

Short Comes Out Of Di Canio Farce Worse

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Sport

It was an unlucky 13 for Paolo di Canio, who lasted just that many games before Sunderland's board sacked the Italian on Sunday night. The first Pr...

Final Flourish Can't Mask Benitez's Failings at Chelsea

Nicolas Atkin | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Sport
Nicolas Atkin

Outgoing interim manager Rafael Benitez may have led Chelsea to Europa League glory and a top-three finish in the Premier League this season - but suggestions the Spaniard has had a successful reign at Stamford Bridge are wide of the mark.

Di Canio Frontrunner To Take Over At Reading

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Sport

Paolo di Canio has emerged as the favourite to succeed the sacked Brian McDermott at Reading, with just nine games left for the club to stave off rele...

The Ruthless Russian, And the Underestimated Player Power at Chelsea FC

Alex Peck | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Peck

A lot is said about the much publicized circus, that Chelsea seems to have become. Negative press has become as regular as Ashley Cole's one night stands. This severe fall from grace would have been unthinkable back in May when Didier Drogba and the bus that was parked behind him won the most treasured prize in European Football, the Champions League.

Fergie Labels Benítez 'Lucky' And Slams Chelsea Over Clattenburg Row

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Sport

Sir Alex Ferguson has questioned Chelsea's contrition after Mark Clattenburg was cleared of racially abusing John Obi Mikel and the bullish Manchester...

Rafa Benitez Unveiled As New Chelsea Manager (PICTURES)

Elliot Wagland | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Sport


How Much Have Chelsea's Managers Been Paid Off?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK Sport

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 Rafa...

Back At The Bridge: Zenden's Chelsea Career (GALLERY)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK Sport

Boudewijn Zenden has rejoined Chelsea as the club's assistant manager to new interim coach Rafael Benítez. The Dutchman, who spent three years wit...

What The Papers Say: Di Matteo's Sacking Motivated By Torres And Clattenburg Issues?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK Sport

Roberto di Matteo's Wednesday morning sacking by Chelsea came without confirmation So And So would take charge of the weekend's Premier League fixture...

Benítez Confirmed As New Chelsea Manager

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Sport

Rafael Benítez has been confirmed as Chelsea's new interim manager after Roberto di Matteo was sacked on Wednesday morning. The Spaniard has signe...

Rafa Returns - Benítez Flies In For Chelsea Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Sport

Rafael Benítez is flying into London from Abu Dhabi to hold talks about replacing Roberto di Matteo as the new Chelsea manager. Benítez rejected ...

Where Does Chelsea Go Next? The Big Contenders and Never Rule Out Interim Superstar, Avram Grant

James Lancaster | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Sport
James Lancaster

Chelsea's decision to sack Roberto Di Matteo is callous but their decision to appoint him was rash. Since the start of this season his position has been fragile, he always looked like an interim manager and it never felt conclusive that he'd taken the role on a full-time basis.

Benítez Is Favourite, But Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Manager?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Sport

As the chant promised, Roberto di Matteo has been sacked in the morning and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich must now decide who will become the ninth m...

Samuel Luckhurst

Chelsea Got Rid Of The Wrong Man: It's Torres Who Had To Go | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Sport

Fernando Torres is to Chelsea managers what oranges are to victims in The Godfather films. The presence of the fruit throughout the trilogy indicates ...

Di Matteo Sacked By Chelsea

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Sport

Roberto di Matteo has been sacked as Chelsea manager less than 24 hours after their Champions League defeat to Juventus. Twenty-six weeks and four ...

Samuel Luckhurst

POLL: Is Di Matteo The Wrong Man To Sack At Chelsea? | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Sport

Roberto di Matteo's future at Chelsea is in jeopardy after the Blues were trounced 3-0 by Juventus on Tuesday night, leaving them on the brink of elim...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 21st November 2012

Elliot Wagland | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

The Huffington Post picture desk live bringing you the best pictures of the day from around the world chosen by our very own photo editors. Follow ...

It's Time for Bobby and Sparky to Go

James Lancaster | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Sport
James Lancaster

It is wholly evident to the rest of the football community that Chelsea is a football team plagued by indiscipline.

Samuel Luckhurst

Crunch Week For Di Matteo On And Off The Pitch | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Sport

Roberto di Matteo today faces the press in what could be the first day of the longest week of the Chelsea manager's life. The Blues tomorrow face Ital...

Samuel Luckhurst

7 Talking Premier League Talking Points | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Sport

The Premier League was bereft of anything distasteful on a weekend in which Manchester United ascended to the top for the first time, André Villas-Bo...