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Where is Roberto Di Matteo now?
Roberto Di Matteo’s fantastic playing career ended abruptly at the age of 31 after a triple leg fracture sustained playing for Chelsea in Zurich in 2000.
After eight years out of the game, Di Matteo returned as manager of the MK Dons leading them to third place in League One in his first season.
He promptly got snapped up by West Bromwich Albion and achieved promotion to the Barclays Premier League in 2010.
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Unfortunately he was relieved of his duties early in 2011 after a string of poor results.
In June 2011 he took on the position of assistant manager at Chelsea under Andre Villas-Boas and was appointed caretaker manager in March 2012 when AVB was sacked after a run of poor form.
Roberto Di Matteo proved to be a revelation and revitalised the team, going onto win the FA Cup and the Champions League. He was rewarded with the Chelsea manager’s job on a two year contract in June 2012.
In November 2012 Roberto Di Matteo was controversially sacked after a poor run of form in the league and Champions League and was replaced by Rafa Benitez.
In October 2014 Roberto Di Matteo was named as the new manager of German side FC Schalke 04 but left after only seven months after disagreements with the club’s owners on how to take the club forward.
Di Matteo was back in football management in June 2016 when he was appointed as the new manager of recently relegated Aston Villa working with former team mate Steve Clarke as his assistant.
However, this appointment only lasted 124 days and he was sacked from his position after winning just one of his 11 Championship games leaving his side in 19th place in the table.
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Roberto Di Matteo: Premier League Statistics
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Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com