Ex-Chelsea coach Di Matteo says Champions League 'main objective' at new club

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Roberto Di Matteo is full of ambition ahead of taking over at Schalke 04.

Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is back in management, after getting the role of head coach at German Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04.

Di Matteo, who was born in the German speaking town of Schaffhausen in Switzerland, has taken over the role at Gelsenkirchen after former boss Jens Keller was sacked after a poor start to the season.

The Italian boss certainly has an interesting record in the managerial game. He was a revelation at MK Dons, worked wonders at West Brom before being harshly sacked and went on to win the Champions League for Chelsea as the temporary replacement for Andre Villas-Boas.

That temporary job became permanent after that success, but not for long. At the first opportunity to let him go Roman Abramovich did so and he has not worked since.

Now Di Matteo is back in management, he has his eye on one thing once gain. The holy grail, the Champions League.

Speaking during the press conference where he was unveiled he stated:

"We need to work on the organization of the space and build the confidence of the players again. Since there are no miracles. One must have patience and time. Our aims? The Champions League is still the target of the clubs."

Of course he means qualifying for the Champions League - which is not looking likely after the way they started the current season.

But he is also likely to fancy an assault on the title this season. Schalke are recent semi-finalists and have started the competition well this season.

To do so he will have to get past his beloved Chelsea, who are in the same group as Schalke.

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