Bye bye, Robbie

By Paul Lagan
Last updated : 21 November 2012

So Robbie Di Matteo is no more.

The Italian signed his death warrant last night when the boys were humiliated 3-0 at Juventus.

Not playing with a striker - backfired spectacularly and by the time the third minute of injury time was up, Roman was on the phone. Instructing chief executive Ron Gourlay to tap Di Matteo on the shoulder and tell him to pack his bags.

One European Champions title and an FA cup will be on his CV.

Robbie won't leave SW6 a poor man - his compensation package will see to that.

Word around the corridors of Stamford Bridge is that Avram Grant will be making some sort of appearance possibly later today?

Chelsea's full statement in Robbier's sacking is as follows:

Chelsea Football Club has parted company this morning with Manager Roberto Di Matteo.

The team's recent performances and results have not been good enough and the owner and the Board felt that a change was necessary now to keep the club moving in the right direction as we head into a vitally important part of the season.

The club faces a difficult task ahead in qualifying for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League as well as maintaining a strong challenge for the top of the Premier League while competing in three other cup competitions. Our aim is to remain as competitive as possible and challenge strongly on all fronts.

The owner and the Board would like to thank Roberto for all he has done for the club since taking over in March. Roberto helped guide us to an historic Champions League victory and a seventh FA Cup. We will never forget the huge contribution he has made to this club's history and he will always be welcome at Stamford Bridge.

The club will be making an announcement shortly regarding a new first team manager.

 

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