Thursday, May 24, 2018

Di Matteo a clever appointment by new Chelsea boss

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has started to reshape his backroom staff and has appointed former-Chelsea star Roberto Di Matteo as his new assistant manager.

Villas-Boas has also brought in scout Daniel Sousa from former-club FC Porto.


Villas-Boas told the press: “If you see the technical staff in front of me, and my appointment of Roberto, these are people who like the quality of the game and have a philosophy. It’s not just a case of winning it’s a case of flair.

“Everyone likes attacking football and the Premier League has a certain amount of goals in every game and it should be an entertaining game for the fans and that is what we will look to do.”

When Roberto Di Matteo played for Chelsea the Blues side was full of flair and attacking verve. The Italian has taken this approach into his managerial career first with MK Dons and then with West Brom.

This approach helped West Brom regain their place in the Premier League and also to a good start to last seasons campaign. Unfortunately for the Italian his side went through a difficult patch and Di Matteo paid the price with his job.


Roberto Di Matteo will provide his new boss with his experience of the English game and the Premier League. With Villas-Boas new to the league he will benefit from somebody with previous experience of the league, although I’m sure the Portuguese has a good knowledge of the Premier League already.


Both Roberto Di Matteo and Andre Villas-Boas are young ambitious coaches. As a team they could be a winning combination for the Blues. Chelsea were in need of an intake of fresh blood into the club.

Di Matteo and Villa-Boas together seems just what the Blues need to challenge for the Premier League title again next season.


One thing that Di Matteo might find difficult is being only a number two after previously being top dog in his previous two roles. However with all due respect to West Brom he has made a massive jump up to Chelsea.


The chance to work at Chelsea is a good opportunity for Roberto Di Matteo to gain more coaching experience. He is still young and has time to gain the necessary knowledge to be a successful Premier League boss in the future.

He already has the right football philosophy to be a top manager.  He just needs slightly more experience and Chelsea is a good place to gain that coaching experience.


The Italian seems to have a great love for Chelsea. It was the Blues who introduced him to the English game and he enjoyed his time at Stamford Bridge. I’m sure he is relishing his return to the Bridge.


Roberto Di Matteo was a hero of the Chelsea faithful and his appointment seems to be a popular one. If every decision that Andre Villas-Boas makes is as good as this then he won’t go far wrong at Chelsea.

He has already impressed the Chelsea fans and if he carries on in a similar vein then he could just be the man to bring much needed stability to the boys in blue.

Is Roberto Di Matteo a good appointment as Chelsea number two?


David Nugent

David is a freelance football writer with nearly a decade of experience writing about the beautiful game. The experienced writer has written for over a dozen websites and also an international soccer magazine offline.
Arguably his best work has come as an editorial writer for Soccernews, sharing his good, bad and ugly opinions on the world’s favourite sport. During David’s writing career he has written editorials, betting previews, match previews, banter, news and opinion pieces.



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I’m optimistic d 2 young blood can make a huge impact nd get d needed result @ CHELSEA.
We need creative midfielders nd 2 deadly strikers dat can get the ball into d net @ all cost

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