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Chelsea to Appoint Roberto Di Matteo as Manager On a Permanent Basis

Italian to make temporary Stamford Bridge job a permanent one.

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Roberto Di Matteo set for permanent Chelsea appointment

Chelsea are expected to confirm the permanent appointment of Roberto Di Matteo as manager this week.

The Italian’s representatives spent the weekend in talks with Chelsea officials and the 41-year-old has been assured he is the man Roman Abramovich wants.

Di Matteo has agreed to accept the position in principle and the remaining contractual issues are expected to be ironed out this week.

The former West Brom manager returns from a family holiday on Wednesday.
It is thought Chelsea are likely to wait until Di Matteo is back in London before making an official announcement.

SOURCE: BBC Sport

Roberto Di Matteo certainly deserves to be handed the Stamford Bridge reigns on a permanent basis and whist the hunt for a long term replacement for Andre Villas-Boas has gone on for quite some time perhaps Roman Abramovich was always ready to give the job to the Italian following his efforts last term.

The 42 year old former Blues midfielder secured both the FA Cup and Champions League during his two and a half month spell as temporary boss, notching up an impressive 13 wins from 21 matches in all competitions and just three defeats.

The former West Brom manager had been linked with a return to the Hawthorns to replace Roy Hodgson as Baggies boss but clearly was hoping to secure the Chelsea job following his successes and according to this source it appears that owner Abramovich has made that a reality.

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