Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 8°C

Search

Time is up for Di Matteo at Chelsea

Roberto Di Matteo

Roberto Di Matteo

©Focus Images Limited www.focus-images.co.uk +447814 482222

CHAMPIONS League winners Chelsea have sacked manager Roberto Di Matteo following the Blues’ 3-0 defeat to Juventus, in Turin, last night.

The former Italian international midfielder, who enjoyed a glorious playing career with Chelsea, took over from Andre Villas-Boas in March and revitalised a struggling side, leading them to a 2-1 FA Cup final win against Liverpool.

However, the former West Brom boss has always found himself under intense scrutiny with owner Roman Abramovich making no secret of his desire to lure former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola to Stamford Bridge.

Last night’s defeat, in which Di Matteo left Chelsea’s only striker – Fernando Torres – on the bench, leaves them on the brink of elimination from Group E of the Champions League, with qualification out of their hands.

Di Matteo won 24 and lost just nine of his 42 games in charge of the London club.

0 comments

As Ipswich Town take to the field against Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow afternoon, one diehard Owls fan will be hoping the team he has followed since the 1920s can return to South Yorkshire with an away win.

Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick says he would welcome a summer shake-up at the club.

Ipswich Town host Sheffield Wednesday at Portman Road on Saturday, looking to end their Championship home campaign with a victory.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he and the club’s players owe it to fans to carry out the ‘lap of appreciation’ this weekend.

Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick says he is just that – a striker. The Irish international speaks about his best position, impressive form and a Town legend calling him ‘unplayable’.

Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick is hoping there can be more days like Easter Monday at Portman Road.

Mick McCarthy thinks Jonny Williams’ love affair with Ipswich Town has come to an end.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he will return to naming his full-strength side for Saturday’s visit of Sheffield Wednesday.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy today spoke to the press ahead of Saturday’s home game against Sheffield Wednesday. Are we any nearer to knowing his future? Not really.

In the cover interview for the latest Kings of Anglia magazine, CHRIS BRAMMER sat down with young Town star Josh Emmanuel - and found him to be a fascinating character.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24