So Di Matteo has been sacked by Chelsea, with Rafa Benitez set to be named as the 8th manager under Roman Abramovich’s reign as Chelsea owner in what is expected to be a short-term deal.
Rafa has undoubted world-class abilities as a manager. He’s suited to the Premier League. Whether he will succeed long-term with Terry & Co. is very much up for debate.
Just why Roman bothered hiring Di Matteo on a permanent basis (even if he was a just stop-gap until Pep decided to get his act together) if he was going to sack him while Chelsea lie 3rd in the Premier League, and albeit looking like they’re set to not make it out of the group stages of the Champions League is quite frankly, has left me dumbfounded.
The way I expected things to pan out was that Di Matteo would last until next…
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