Report: Roberto Di Matteo to land £2m if Aston Villa are promoted

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Aston Villa are set to appoint Roberto Di Matteo as their next manager.

Chelsea interim manager Roberto Di Matteo (R) and assistant first team coach Eddie Newton during training

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Aston Villa will pay Roberto Di Matteo £2 million if they are promoted from the Championship.

Di Matteo is reportedly set to take the Villa job, and he could be announced later today.

The Italian boss has impressed new Villa owner Dr Tony Xia over a series of interviews.

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Di Matteo is now set to pen a two-year deal with the Midlands side, as they look to get back into the top flight.

Di Matteo’s arrival is set to be announced officially, before Xia’s takeover bid has been ratified by the Football League and the Premier League.

Villa are keen to put Di Matteo is place as quickly as possible, as they realise they cannot afford to get left behind with their plans.

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Villa are expected to make a number of changes over the coming weeks, with Di Matteo eager to make alterations.

The Mail report that the former Chelsea manager will be given the funds to do so, with Villa set to hand their new boss a sizeable transfer budget to build a squad capable of getting promoted from the second tier.

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