Ruthless! Chelsea sack Roberto di Matteo

Stamford Bridge

Chelsea have sacked Roberto di Matteo, less than 12 hours after defeat to Juventus.

Chelsea's have confirmed this morning Roberto di Matteo has been sacked, with an exit from the Champions League expected after their loss to Juventus.

Chelsea's statement is as follows: "The club will be making an announcement shortly regarding a new first team manager.

"The team's recent performances and results have not been good enough and the owner and the board felt that a change was necessary now to keep the club moving in the right direction as we head into a vitally important part of the season.

"The club faces a difficult task ahead in qualifying for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League as well as maintaining a strong challenge for the top of the Premier League while competing in three other cup competitions.

"Our aim is to remain as competitive as possible and challenge strongly on all fronts."

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