Where are the likely options for ex-Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo now that he's left Schalke?

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The former Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion boss left his post as Schalke manager yesterday after failing to secure Champions League qualification.

Yesterday it was confirmed that Roberto Di Matteo would leave his post at Bundesliga side Schalke. Naturally, with the former Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion boss now out of work, and a man that has strong links with the Premier League has seen speculation on social media link him with a move back to management in English football.

Newly-promoted Watford seem to be looking for a new manager, as are West Ham United, while the Newcastle United job also appears to be up for grabs. 

Not many first team coaches have FA Cup and Champions League triumphs on their CV with relatively little experience to their name, and they are the two highlights which will stand out when any club looks to hire the Italian. 

There is a slight concern surrounding Di Matteo, though, in that he doesn't seem to last too long in his posts. West Bromwich Albion, Chelsea and Schalke have all been pretty brief stints for the Italian - although you could argue for both of his Premier League spells that he was harshly treated in seeing his tenure in charge of first-team affairs cut short.

A couple of fans of Premier League clubs seem to like the idea of Di Matteo taking charge of their team if the reaction from those on Twitter is anything to go by. Here's a sample below, mostly from Watford fans: 

 

 

 

 

One thing that doesn't appear to be considered is a move back to his native Italy, and there is likely to be a merry go-round taking place there in the near future, with Rafa Benitez's seemingly imminent departure from Napoli likely to kick things off. 

So when the Italian season comes to an end, it could be an idea for him to look back to his homeland - allowing him to keep his options open.

But overall, one would actually like to see Di Matteo given a medium to long term project after seeing him perform in brief spells so far. If Watford's record with chopping and changing is anything to go by that probably isn't the place, but maybe they are looking for stability upon their Premier League return. 

After his brief success at Chelsea, and his unsuccessful spell in the Bundesliga, it will be interesting to see where he will end up next. 

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