Ex-Chelsea boss could re-start at Serie A minnows

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Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is being linked with the vacant bench of Serie A strugglers Sassuolo.

Sassuolo sacked coach Eusebio Di Francesco yesterday and Roberto Di Matteo could be in line to take over.

It's Emilia-Romagna minnows Sassuolo's maiden Serie A season and unsurprisingly they face an uphill struggle to stay afloat.

The Neroverdi have been inspired by co-owned Juventus striker Domenico Berardi but are still sitting third from bottom.

Club president Giorgio Squinzi lost patience with Di Francesco after a damaging 3-1 defeat to fellow strugglers Livorno.

AC Milan lover Squinzi asked the Rossoneri for permission to talk to youth coach Pippo Inzaghi, but that appears to have been denied.

Reports in the Corriere della Sera suggest that the next man on the coaching shortlist is Roberto Di Matteo.

Di Matteo is still under contract at Chelsea despite being replaced by Rafa Benitez in November 2012 and reportedly still receives £130,000 per week.

The 43-year-old wouldn't be offered that kind of money at Sassuolo but it would be route back into coaching and a tempting challenge.

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