Chelsea's Champions League hero favourite for mid-table Bundesliga job

Commerzbank Arena interior - Eintracht Frankfurt

Roberto Di Matteo is reportedly the new favourite of Eintracht Frankfurt to take over as their head coach from the summer.

In 2012 Chelsea did the unthinkable. With perhaps their weakest team in all of Roman Abramovich’s years at the club they conquered Europe by beating Bayern Munich on penalties in the final.

And they got there the hard way - overcoming the likes of Napoli, Benfica and Barcelona before the tight win over Munich in the Allianz Arena.

Finally Roman Abramovich had seen his side conquer Europe and the man who brought him all this glory?

Roberto Di Matteo.

The former Chelsea player took over the role originally on a temporary basis after the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas. And he went down in Chelsea folklore with this stunning achievement - winning the FA Cup as well.

Unfortunately for Di Matteo however that was not enough a few months later. In November of the same year he was sacked following the club’s exit from the Champions League at the Group Stage.

Since then the former West Brom boss has been out of work and in March he confirmed he had been ‘overwhelmed’ with offers - and was now ready to make a comeback, admitting it didn’t matter which country he got his job in:

"I've been overwhelmed by offers, which I'm flattered by. But I made a decision. Many people disagreed but that's the way I am. I follow my own path. It doesn't matter what country but I need to be challenged by it. I need to feel the ambition of the club.”

And one rumour gathering pace could see him in the Bundesliga next season. Di Matteo, who was born in the German speaking Swiss town of Schaffhausen, is being heavily linked, along with former Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster, to take over at Eintracht Frankfurt.

The Eagles finished last season sixth and are currently 13th in the Bundesliga this term and also boast one of the top 20 average attendances in Europe - not to mention their past pedigree on a domestic and continental level.

Their head coach Armin Veh is stepping down in the summer and Frankfurt want a top manager to take them back to the glory days.

And Chelsea’s former boss Di Matteo could be their man.

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