Roberto Di Matteo and Fabio Capello favourites for Chelsea manager job
The majority of Chelsea FC supporters want to see Roberto Di Matteo installed as the next permanent manager at the Stamford Bridge club and the board have suggested the Italian has every chance of replacing Andre Villas-Boas.
May 20th, 2012
The Blues have won an FA Cup and a first ever Champions League title under Di Matteo, with Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck admitting that the club’s board will seriously consider whether to install the former midfielder from this summer onwards.
“Robbie has done an amazing job,” Buck told Sky Sports News.
“He has enabled the players to get back the confidence they used to have. He’s really got them performing.
“We’ve put (managerial speculation) aside for the last six or eight weeks, concentrating on Barcelona, the FA Cup and Bayern Munich, but I think now we have to sit down and figure that out.
“Roberto is certainly in the mix, he’s done a great job and has to have serious consideration.”
“Winning this game will make a huge difference to the future of our club,” said Di Matteo.
“We always said it was crucial to be involved in the Champions League and winning this match qualifies us for next season’s competition.
“It is a double whammy for us in a positive sense.”
Fabio Capello remains the other name on the shortlist and the former England manager might welcome a return to club football, especially with a club who can compete for the Premier League title next term.