Pep Guardiola & Roberto Di Matteo
Josep Pep Guardiola i Sala (born 18 January 1971) is a Spanish football manager and former player. Roberto Di Matteo (born 29 May 1970) is a Swiss-born Italian former footballer and the current caretaker manager of Chelsea through the end of the 2011-12 season. /5
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Remember when Pep Guardiola took a year off after being out managed by Roberto Di Matteo
Getty Images Jose Mourinho has launched into an embarrassing rant that highlights his bitter rivalry with Pep Guardiola, writes John Cross in Prague. Mourinho set out to defend his poor head-to-head record against Guardiola ahead of their latest face-off in Chelsea's Friday night European Super Cup showpiece against Bayern Munich here in the Czech Republic. But the Blues' boss scored a spectacular own goal by getting his stats wrong. Mourinho, now back in charge of Europa League winners Chelsea, has pitted his wits against Guardiola, new coach of European champions Bayern, 15 times over the years. And their rivalry developed into an ugly feud while they were in charge of Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively. But The Special One is clearly better at management than mathematics, because Mourinho insisted a journalist was wrong to correctly claim the Portuguese had enjoyed just three wins in those 15 matches. Mourinho snapped: "Your statistics are wrong as a start. Very wrong. Very wrong. Because... but I ...
A year before he took charge in Madrid, Real had splashed more than £232million on Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Xabi Alonso, Karim Benzema et al. Mourinho then spent around £175m, with the likes of Fabio Coentrao, Angel Di Maria and Luka Modric — among others — all close to £30m each. Including wages topping £200m per season, Mourinho had more than £1BILLION to win the Champions League. - ANTONY KASTRINAKIS But that aside, do you realize this is not a dream match-up as it is made up to be but rather a match-up of convenience? When Roman Abramovich got rid of Roberto Di Matteo, he appointed Benitez as interim manager and went on to hunt for managers. First on his list was Pep Guardiola, and when he failed with that one tried Jurgen Klopp who also turned him down. Jose Mourinho always admired the Old Trafford seat and always wished to replace Sir Alex Ferguson whenever he decided to quit. Ferguson quit, Sir Bobby Charlton said Mourinho can never be entrusted with Manchester United. Ferguson himself has ...
Pep Guardiola's snub for Roman Abramovich reveals the fatal flaw at the heart of his Chelsea Empire On the Football Association’s 150th birthday Pep Guardiola praised the English game and then kicked it where it hurts, rejecting Chelsea to join Bayern Munich. Hearts were all aflutter when he declared his love for the Premier League, then broken when he pledged his future to Bavaria. Here at the Bridge of sighs, there was no great surprise when Guardiola elected not to stand at the wrong end of Roman Abramovich’s itchy trigger finger. The Chelsea crowd have become unshockable. They have seen Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Di Matteo take a Russian bullet and have given up trying to decipher what might happen next. Only in their wildest fantasies could they have entertained the hope that Guardiola would leave his apartment off Central Park to step into such volatility. There was always a faint hope that Abramovich’s money would do the trick again. It worked with Fernando Torres, right? Chel ...
IFFHS choose Mourinho as top coach Posted By Jasonpettigrove On Jose Mourinho has won his 4th ‘Best Coach’ award from the International Federation for Football History and Statistics to go with the awards he collected in 2004, 2005 and 2010. By Jason Pettigrove With a record 100 points achieved in a top European division and an astonishing 121 league goals, Mourinho led Madrid to the La Liga title in 2011-12. His side also reached the semi final stage of the Champions League before being knocked out by Bayern Munich. Mourinho won the award (chosen by a panel of football experts) ahead of some very good contenders. Roberto Di Matteo took Chelsea to Champions League and Fa Cup glory, Diego Simeone coached Atletico Madrid to a Europa League triumph and Pep Guardiola who left Camp Nou with a parting gift of another Copa del Rey. Mourinho now stands alone as the coach that has won the IFFHS award more times than any other coach. Only the following have won the award more than once: Marcello Lippi (1996, 19 ...
Roberto Mancini will be given the time he deserves to hunt down Manchester United at the top of the Premier League. More than ever before, managers at big clubs find themselves under intense pressure after a couple of poor results but Mancini will have been helped by the disgraceful way Roberto Di Matteo was treated by Chelsea. Roman Abramovich was rightly ridiculed for sacking the man who brought the Champions League trophy to Stamford Bridge for the first time. The appointment of Rafa Benitez has caused a stink and even if City’s board have thought about pressing the panic button, the outcry caused by Di Matteo’s dismissal will have made them think again. Mancini, of course, must still win something this season. The names of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola keep cropping up. But the key is that Mancini will be given the chance to turn the situation around. City are still in the title race. Nothing has been decided. If United were winning all their games 1-0, 2-0 and 3-0, I would question how they cou ...
Chelsea made history last week for all the wrong reasons, despite a powerful 6-1 win over Danish side FC Nordsjaelland in a midweek Champions League group stage match. The Blues, the defending champions, were eliminated from Europe's premier club football tournament, becoming the first holders to surrender their crown so early in the season. The win at Stamford Bridge should have been accompanied by a positive result for Ukrainian Premier League side Shakhtar Donetsk, who, having already qualified, were hosting Italian champions Juventus at the Donbass Arena. Unfortunately for Roman Abramovich's side, the eastern Europeans were beaten by an Olexandr Kucher own goal, just before the hour mark. Guardiola has been linked with several clubs after leaving the Spanish giants Barcelona last summer Abramovich's sacking of the Champions League-winning Roberto Di Matteo led to suggestions that Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola would be targeted with renewed vigour. The Catalan was the subject of considerable spe ...
EXCLUSIVE: As Guardiola mulls Chelsea switch Abramovich weighs up Dortmund's Klopp as Plan B Chelsea have begun drawing up a list of second-choice managerial candidates as fears grow over their chances of luring Pep Guardiola to Stamford Bridge. The Former Barcelona boss has expressed reservations about working for Roman Abramovich and is said to have been surprised by Roberto Di Matteo's sacking only six months after leading the club to the Champions League and Fa Cup. Guardiola also knows that Abramovich has got through eight managers in nine-and-a-half years and is not convinced he will be allowed the time he needs to put his stamp on the club if he hits a bad run of results. Furthermore, Guardiola is demanding total control of the club's footballing operation, something that has not always been permitted during the Abramovich era. As a result, Chelsea's senior football staff, led by technical director Michael Emenalo, are making contingency plans. High on their list will be Borussia Dortmund manager J ...
Chelsea have been warned off nagging Pep Guardiola about taking charge at Stamford Bridge. The Sun says Blues owner Roman Abramovich is desperate to confirm Guardiola as his new long-term manager after sacking Roberto Di Matteo and appointing Rafa Benitez as interim boss. But the former Nou Camp idol is growing increasingly irritated by persistent approaches from Chelsea. His advisors made it clear to Abramovich that Guardiola does not appreciate the mounting pressure they are putting on him to reveal his next club. Abramovich wants an indication from Guardiola that he would be willing to come to London when his sabbatical is up — well aware that Paris St Germain and both Manchester clubs are also interested. But the man who won 14 titles in four years at Barcelona is refusing to be rushed into a decision. -jla
Chelsea: Roman Abramovich running out of managers - Wilkins Comments (363) Ex-Chelsea assistant boss Ray Wilkins believes club owner Roman Abramovich is running out of managerial options. The Blues have had nine managers since Russian Abramovich took over in 2003. Interim manager Rafa Benitez has failed to win any of his first three games, while ex-Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has been linked with the role. Abramovich's Chelsea managers Claudio Ranieri: May 2000 (appointed before Abramovich took over) - May 2004 Jose Mourinho: June 2004 - September 2007 Avram Grant: September 2007 - May 2008 Luiz Felipe Scolari: July 2008 - February 2009 Guus Hiddink: February 2009 - May 2009 Carlo Ancelotti: June 2009 - May 2011 Andre Villas-Boas: June 2011 - March 2012 Roberto Di Matteo: March 2012 - November 2012 Rafa Benitez: November 2012 - Wilkins, who worked under Abramovich for two years, said: "He is running out of options. If Guardiola was to come in and got sacked, where do you go?" The 56-year-old former Chel ...
Guardiola believes Chelsea's owner is too 'trigger-happy' to be his boss Rate this item1 2 3 4 5 (0 votes) Pep Guardiola believes Roman Abramovich is too 'trigger-happy' as Chelsea's owner to offer him the security he wants when he returns to management next year, according to sources close to the Former Barcelona coach. Guardiola, 41, is the most coveted manager in football and Abramovich has made no secret that he wants the Spaniard at Stamford Bridge when his year away from the game ends next summer. Last week, Chelsea's owner sacked Roberto Di Matteo, who had led the club to their Champions League triumph, and appointed former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez as manager until the end of the season. But with major clubs queuing up to speak to Guardiola and offer him a return to the game, Di Matteo's sacking has made it less, not more, likely that he will listen to Abramovich's overtures. 'When he does return, Pep will want stability and the events of the past few days shows again that Chelsea are not a club ...
Pep 'will snub Chelsea offer' Sources close to Pep Guardiola say the in-demand manager may turn down the Chelsea job because he wants to take charge at Manchester United. Rafael Benitez took over from Roberto Di Matteo as Chelsea boss last week but it is widely believed that owner Roman Abramovich will move for ex-Barcelona head coach Guardiola in the summer. But Guardiola, currently on a sabbatical in New York after an incredibly successful spell at the Nou Camp, is friends with United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and is reportedly keen to replace the Scot when he retires. A source close to Guardiola told The Sun on Sunday: "The whole history of Manchester United, his relationship with Sir Alex and the way the club is run appeals to Pep. "Right now, I'd be astonished if he went to Chelsea. He really wants to wait for the United job, even if it means extending his time out of the game." And The Mail On Sunday quoted another source, who said: "Roman Abramovich has been trigger-happy with managers at the best of ...
If ever there were a good time for Manchester City to suffer the humiliation of a second successive Champions League exit it might just have been this week. Chelsea have stolen the thunder that was headed their way. The heat is not exactly off Roberto Mancini but he is probably glad not to be Roberto Di Matteo, or, to extend beyond that, coach of Chelsea. Wednesday's draw crystallised his own position: fail to defend the Premier League title and he will be out on his ear. Even then, he might still be removed if Manchester City win the Pep Guardiola beauty contest. That eventuality might just suit Rafa Benitez, of course, though he starts a new job with his future already bound up in the whims of another man, one he was happy to compliment during a Thursday tea-time unveiling. Pep talk will envelop both clubs until the Catalan has decided his direction, a decision day believed to be months away. With Champions League dreams all but extinguished for both of the country's richest clubs, the comparative munda ...
The day Zlatan Ibrahimovic left Barcelona he walked out of the Camp Nou offices, gathered the media round him and let rip. "The philosopher broke my heart," he spat. The philosopher was Pep Guardiola and the phrase explained much, even as it explained nothing at all. Ibrahimovic had arrived the previous summer on a deal officially valued at €69m and now he was gone. There was no explanation other than the fact that Guardiola didn't want him any more. Nor did there need to be. The previous summer Samuel Eto'o had been released to Internazionale as part of the Ibrahimovic deal. Guardiola said that it was a question of "feeling". He offered no other reason. It did not appear to be a question of football: Eto'o had been central to Barcelona's treble-winning side but it did not matter. He, too, was gone. Pretty much the first thing Guardiola had announced when he took over as Barcelona coach was that it would be better if Ronaldinho, Deco and Eto'o left. The former were pushed out immediately; Eto'o was gone ...
Sid Lowe: Far from drawing the Former Barcelona manager closer to Stamford Bridge, Roberto Di Matteo's sacking may have pushed Roman Abramovich's first choice further away
Pep Guardiola is on Brazil's list of targets as they look for a new manager after sacking Mano Menezes. Chelsea are working on a deal which would see the Former Barcelona boss take the reins at Stamford Bridge in the summer. But the Brazilian Football Confederation are hoping to make Guardiola the man who leads them to World Cup glory in 2014, a tournament they are hosting. Target: Pep Guardiola is a target for the Brazilian Football Confederation Gone: Mano Menezes has been axed as Brazil boss The confederation's national squads director, Andres Sanchez, said a new coach would be installed in January. Guardiola was Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's first choice to replace Roberto Di Matteo, who was sacked on Tuesday night. But he is enjoying time off after resigning from his Barcelona role in the summer, happily living in his swanky New York apartment. Rafa Benitez was appointed as interim manager until next summer, when Guardiola's 'sabbatical' is set to end - although he has indicated he may return to m ...
Football Live Scores Update wrote: * Pep Guardiola was offered blank cheque by Chelsea owner but the coach rejected * Chelsea in talks to sign Didier Drogba on loan * Roberto Mancini: I don't fear the sack * Roberto Di Matteo wouldbe very appreciated by Napoli management
"Never mind Benitez/Torres, or Abramovich and his infatuation for Pep Guardiola. This day, we remember Roberto Di Matteo! Long live RDM!"
EXCLUSIVE: Pep Guardiola would reject any approach from Chelsea to replace Roberto Di Matteo as manager:
The rumours were circulating long before the confirmation of the deed. Pep Guardiola, Rafael Benitez, even Avram Grant. Let’s be honest, what does it matter?
By vandiablo:- The lightening has struck at Stamford Bridge for the 9th time in the last 10 years today. Roberto Di Matteo has been sacked today after a series of poor performances from the Blues. He is the league's first managerial casualty this season, with the club sacking him after suffering a l...
￼ As declared on the Chelsea official website on Wednesday, Rafael Benitez has been appointed as the replacement for sacked manager Roberto Di Matteo. As quickly as Roberto was fired, Rafa was brought in—and in less than 12 hours—Chelsea had a new interim manager. Interim—the first clue that Benitez hasn’t been brought in by Roman Abramovic for the long term. Abramovic made it clear that he was happy to wait for Pep Guardiola to finish his 12-month sabbatical before trying to convince him to come to Stamford Bridge. In fact it was even suggested that Di Matteo was only on a one year contract as Roman waited it out for the ex-Barca boss (Mirror Football). What is there to suggest that Benitez hasn’t been offered that exact same opportunity? Rafael has the attitude and personality to believe he can change things at the Bridge, and rightly so. He has had many high profile jobs, such as Valencia, Liverpool and Inter Milan, and has won a Champions League, two La Ligas and an Fa Cup during his time ...
The truth is dat, Roman Abramovic did not trust Roberto Di Matteo, to deliver @ Chelsea. Roman was never impressed by the way the UCL was won last year. He felt Chelsea won by sheer luck and not Di Matteo's tactical ability. And dats why he's desperate for the apostle of Tiki-taka football, Pep Guardiola. Sorry to RDM and goodluck to him in the future.
Breaking News: Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has appointed Rafael Benitez as an interim manager to replace sacked Roberto Di Matteo. Report has it that he failed to put pen and papper together for the services of Pep Guardiola.
Sports Radio Brila FM wrote:Revealed: How Abramovich is seducing Guardiola for the top job... Chelsea first approached him to replace Di Matteo a MONTH ago.dailymail.NEIL ASHTON reveals how Pep Guardiola was offered Roberto Di Matteo's job after Chelsea were humbled 2-1 at Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. Sportsmail can today reveal that the Former Barcelona coach - who has always been Abramovi...
Today I lost faith In my club. 1] To treat Di Matteo like this is disgusting particularly after winning the Champions League/Fa Cup. 2] We lost to Man Utd by getting cheated. Conceded late to Swansea. And, were poor against Liverpool, West Brom, and against Juve. 3] Still we are only four points off the top of the league table. 4] Players need to perform. And let's not keep blaming Torres. He's had four bad games this season. He should have started last night as we had nothing through the middle. 5] This decision will only unsettle the players even more. 6] Ron Gourley and Bruce Buck please leave our club!! You've got rid Of a Chelsea legend after 9 Months. 7] Pep Guardiola please don't become our manager. It will only harm your CV. 8] BENITEZ! Please no!! Unless you can unlock Torres. 9] Thank you Roberto Di Matteo.
Coming up now on - Guillem Balague with the very latest on Pep Guardiola and Rafa Benitez following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo
RDM = Rafa's Da Man! Benitez lined up to replace Di Matteo after Chelsea's humbling in Italy. Roberto Di Matteo will pay for a crushing setback at Juventus last night, with Rafa Benitez lined up to replace him if Pep Guardiola refuses to take over at Chelsea before the summer.
Roberto Di Matteo's gamble may open door to Pep Guardiola at Chelsea Chelsea had no other available striker yet Fernando Torres, their £50m forward, started on the bench
Message to Roberto Di Matteo: Roman Abramovich desperately attempts to woo Pep Guardiola to take your job at Chelsea. You better start searching a new job.Bad headache for Alex Ferguson & Roberto Mancini if Pep agrees.Chelsea fans start praying.
Roman Abramovich will try to persuade Pep Guardiola to become Chelsea manager before the summer if he fires Roberto Di Matteo. Guardiola has already given strong hints he wants the job next summer.
BREKING NEWS: WALE WANAOIPENDA CHELSEA SEMENI YENU BUT WAZUNGU WAMESEMA HAYA:- Roberto Di Matteo went from Champions League hero to zero as Chelsea crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Juventus and to the brink of an embarrassing exit from the competition. Di Matteo's biggest selection gamble since he took charge backfired as goals from Fabio Quagliarella, Arturo Vidal and Sebastian Giovinco left the Blues facing the prospect of becoming the first holders to depart the competition before Christmas. Chelsea slumped to third place in Group E with one match remaining and must win against Nordsjaelland in two weeks' time and hope Shakhtar Donetsk beat Juve, despite the Ukrainian side having qualified for the last 16 themselves tonight. That would be the equal of any let-off the European champions enjoyed en route to last season's astonishing Champions League triumph, which ultimately prevented owner Roman Abramovich dispensing with Di Matteo. With Pep Guardiola supposedly waiting in the wings, Di Matteo could find hims ...
World Football Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly considering dismissing manager Roberto Di Matteo before the summer and launching a move for Former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola
Chelsea dressing Room burst-up after 2-1 loss in Hawthorns Petr Cech was furious at his teamates for poor defending accussing David Luiz of lack of discipline in his play. A voice said ''we are rubbish and you all know it'' A second voice moked Chelsea strikers saying''you call yourselves Euro Champs?with strikers who dont utilise chances'' Roberto Di Matteo is moving quickly to save his job with a possible axe on Torres(who is believed to wanting a move back to Spain) and a poosible move for Ramadel Falcao in January.Roman Abramovichs patience is on the hinge at a time he sees Pep Guardiola interested in Chelsea. Chelsea have conceded a total of 20 goals in the absence of John Tery who has organisation ability on the pitch and certainly miss him at this time Chelsea are building up for a more attractive football.
Roberto Di Matteo missing clear cut Chances... Pep Guardiola waiting Patiently to pounce on d re-bound. RDM, ur days r numbered in Chelsea!!!
Can sm1 tell Roberto Di Matteo than Pep Guardiola is waitin outside Stamford Bridge. Once he gets in, umangoziwilatu. Gud nyt!!! KTBFFH
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links. Pep Guardiola, who plans to return to soccer management next year following his sabbatical, wants to be the next manager of Chelsea, the Daily Mail reported. Former Barcelona coach Guardiola, 41, has made it known to his close circle of advisers that Chelsea is his preferred choice and is attracted by a shift in the type of player the Blues have been acquiring, the Mail said. West Bromwich Albion faces a January transfer window fight to keep Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea, the Daily Telegraph reported. Lukaku has made only one Premier League start for Chelsea since joining from Anderlecht and manager Roberto Di Matteo disclosed that there is a clause in the loan agreement that allows him to bring the player back to Stamford Bridge, the newspaper added. Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he dreams about becoming the club’s manager, the Sun reported. “I’m not na ...
The shortlist for this year's Fifa Coach of the Year prize has been revealed. Featuring bosses from all four major European leagues, the list makes for an interesting race, with World Cup and Euro 2012 winner Vicente del Bosque, Italy boss Cesare Prandelli and Germany's Joachim Low making up the international contingent. Sign up to Paddy Power for £250 in free bets Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho is in the frame after battling it out with Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola to win last season's Liga title. Chelsea's Roberto Di Matteo is also named, having won a close penalty shootout over fellow nominee Jupp Heynckes' Bayern Munich, in the final of the Champions League. The final decisions will be made by the captains and coaches of the national teams and members of the international media. A final announcement of the next three finalists is due on November 29 at a press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Vicente Del Bosque Spain Roberto Di Matteo Chelsea Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester United Pep Guardiola Barc ...
Ballon d'or Shortlist Five Premier League players have been named on the shortlist for the 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or, including Manchester United duo Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. Yaya Toure, Sergio Aguero and Mario Balotelli are also among the 23 men in the running to be recognised as the world's greatest player after helping Manchester City win the title last season. Didier Drogba has also been included after his contribution to Chelsea's Champions League success, while there are a number of contenders from Spain's Euro 2012-winning squad. The shortlist will be narrowed down to three on 29 November, with Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid the favourites to top the list. Meanwhile, Roberto Di Matteo, Sir Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini are among a shortlist of 10 in the frame for the coach of the year award. Vicente del Bosque, Pep Guardiola, Jupp Heynckes, Jurgen Klopp, Joachim Low, Jose Mourinho and Cesare Prandelli have also been credited for their good work over the past ...
Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is in line to become the first man to win the World Player of the Year award for the fourth time in a row after the shortlist for Fifa's Ballon d'Or was published on Monday. Players (23, in alphabetical order): Sergio Aguero, Xabi Alonso, Mario Balotelli, Karim Benzema, Gianluigi Buffon, Sergio Busquets , Iker Casillas, Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba, Radamel Falcao, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andres Iniesta, LionelMessi, Manuel Neuer, Neymar, Mesut Ozil, Gerard Pique, Andrea Pirlo, Sergio Ramos, Wayne Rooney, Yaya Toure, Robin van Persie, Xavi. Coaches (10, in alphabetical order): Vicente del Bosque, Roberto Di Matteo, Alex Ferguson, Pep Guardiola, Jupp Heynckes, Jurgen Klopp, Joachim Loew, Roberto Mancini, Jose Mourinho, Cesare Prandelli
Roberto Di Matteo is a great coach but I Pep Guardiola can come to chelsea, its late for RDM.
focus on Chelsea phase 1 Fast becoming a joy to watch at Stamford Bridge It may seem a little hollow to send praise Chelsea’s way following their defeat away to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. But the pace at which Roberto Di Matteo has transformed his backs-to-the-wall Chelsea side into a group of entertainers has been astonishing. It seems as if Roman Abramovich has finally found the right ingredients to put together a hugely entertaining and attractive football team, and after years of searching it turned out that the key to that forbidden door was in the hands of a Former Chelsea player and West Brom manager. His nationality would suggest otherwise, but there’s nothing remotely glamorous about Roberto Di Matteo. When the comparisons are made against Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti, the current Chelsea manager is the obvious odd one out. He doesn’t strike you as a manager who has just won the Champions League in unforgettable, albeit ridiculous fashion. He’s hardly ma ...
Tony Iro is to Roberto Di Matteo what Craig Bellamy is to Pep Guardiola. Does that make Owen Glenn Abramovich?
If you were a board executive and are assigned to select a Manager for the team, who would it be? 1. Roberto Mancini 2. Roberto Di Matteo 3. Brendan Rodgers 4. Rafael Benitez 5. Arsene Wenger 6. Sir Alex Ferguson 7. Andres Villas-Boas 8. Mark Hughes 9. Jose Mourinho 10. Pep Guardiola
In Roberto Di Matteo we have found ourself...our very own Pep Guardiola
I've always known that Roberto Di Matteo is on loan at Chelsea and will soon kiss his job goodbye. Let him find out from his predecessors how it all ended. Roman Abrahamovich doesn't "give a *** whether you're a World Cup or Champions League winning coach. And RDM isn't showing any sign of zealousness and seriousness in lasting long on his job. Pep Guardiola is already warming up on the sidelines. RDM, number your days.
Mourinho not a happy man at Real Madrid I need such a high figure at Chelsea soon coz with all due respect to Roberto Di Matteo he has a long way to go to join the league of big boys:)need Mourinho or Pep Guardiola at Chelsea Matteo fluked last season with luck...
From my personal lexicon and poetic archives, i can absolutely say without wooden planks at my back that the current manager of chelsea football club Roberto Di Matteo is living in the of former fc barcelona manager Pep Guardiola. Pep Guardiola haven felt exauted and want to take a one year sabbatical from football kept loaming at Stamford Bridge and may initially come back to take the hot seat of Roman empire. Although i need to cut Di Matteo some slacks having delivered roman his holy grail which is uefa Champions League but i don't need to place a bet to see what is smelling out there at the bridge. Why did i say so?. Chelsea having acquired technically gifted troi of oscar, hazard and marco marin which contradicts with what guardiola use to have at barca in xavi, iniesta and undisputed world best player lionel andres messi. Will guardiola eventually join chelsea?. Well, as for me silver white that have watched over 10,000 matches and know that whatever roman scroll, he goes da wire to get it. Funny to ...
I don't think Roberto Di Matteo will be at Chelsea for his 2 years. He'll leave at a point in his next 2 years and Pep Guardiola will be in.
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo says he is not just keeping the seat warm for Pep Guardiola
Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is not worried about the "shadow" of Pep Guardiola hanging over him at Stamford Bridge.
Roberto Di Matteo was not working under the shadow of Pep Guardiola..
Roberto Di Matteo has dismissed suggestions he is keeping the Chelsea hot seat warm for Pep Guardiola.
Roberto Di Matteo is just keeping the seat warm for when Pep Guardiola decides to manage again.
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Chelsea have appointed Roberto Di Matteo on permanent terms that will run for two years. The Italian led the Blues to dramatic glory after beating Napoli, Benfica, Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the run to claim the first ever Champions League crown. He had earlier won the Fa Cup. Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola had initially been tipped to take up the job.
1. Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson, 22, will join Liverpool in a £7m deal but not before the 22-year-old has offered Swansea the courtesy of meeting their new manager. 2. Arsenal are in pole position to sign Montpellier forward Olivier Giroud, 25, according to his club coach Rene Girard. 3. Chelsea will name Roberto Di Matteo as the new manager on a full-time basis after failing to talk Former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola out of taking a sabbatical.
Well done Roberto Di Matteo for reportedly rejecting an opportunity to keep the Chelsea managers seat warm for Pep Guardiola
Chelsea will appoint Roberto Di Matteo as permanent coach this week after Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola rejected the job, the Daily Mirror reported. Interim manager Di Matteo led Chelsea to its first Champions League title last month. Guardiola left Barcelona after last season, saying he wa...
Roberto Di MATTEO looks certain to be named as permanent Chelsea boss on wed.I reckon that Mr. Abramovich will see how well Chelsea performs in the 2012/2013 season. If Di Matteo doesn't win the EPL title OR the Champions League again for Chelsea in the coming season, he can still be ditched in favour of Pep Guardiola. At least Di Matteo will be paid for the remaining 1 year contract.
Chelsea last night appeared set to concede defeat — for now — in their attempts to secure Pep Guardiola as manager by preparing to announce that Roberto Di Matteo would remain in the post.
Roberto Di Matteo looks set to land the Chelsea job on a permanent basis, after Pep Guardiola refused to come out of retirement.
Looking increasingly likely Roberto Di Matteo will be appointed Chelsea boss. Though with Pep Guardiola on 1yr sabbatical: how long for?
Chelsea To Offer Di Matteo Job ￼ Published on June 7, 2012 by admin · No Comments Chelsea have told Roberto Di Matteo they would like him to remain as manager, with sources at Stamford Bridge increasingly confident the Italian will still be in charge at the start of the new season. Roman Abramovich is now understood to view Di Matteo as a serious replacement for Andre Villas-Boas after trying, and seemingly failing, to persuade Pep Guardiola to cut short his sabbatical after leaving Barcelona to move to Stamford Bridge. Nothing has been agreed yet, and last night it remained unclear as to how long a contract is being discussed for the man who guided the club to a stunning Champions League and Fa Cup double last month. Di Matteo may also still have issues. It will concern him that he could be keeping the managerial seat warm while the club wait for Guardiola. He also has options in Italy. The Chelsea players would welcome Di Matteo continuing. They told Abramovich as much in Munich after lifting th ...
I hope Chelsea appoint Pep Guardiola now, even tho I love Roberto Di Matteo for what he done, but to take us forward, he isn't the man.
Think it will be a curved ball and not someone obvious. Would like Pep Guardiola or Roberto Di Matteo.
Pep Guardiola and Roberto Di Matteo for Manager and Assistant Manager!! Pep - tactically great, RDM - provide plan B and solid defense.
'AND NOT'...RODGERS FOR LIVERPOOL, CITEH EYE SNEIDJER AS ROMAN WANTS PEP TO BUILD BRIDGE! Liverpool are set to name Swansea boss Brendon Rodgers as their new manager on a 3 year deal and NOT Roberto Martinez. Money Citeh, and NOT Man Utd want Wesley Sneidjer this summer in UK and Roman Abrahamovic wants Pep Guardiola and NOT Roberto Di Matteo as the next permanent Chelsea manager.
Gus Poyet has urged Roman Abramovich to hand Roberto Di Matteo the Chelsea job full time, and abandon his quest to land Former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola.
Brendan Rodgers is now becoming a LFC manager. Roberto Di Matteo for Swansea City if we get Pep Guardiola.
HARD TACKLE Ex-Barcelona coach, Pep Guardiola wants a face-to-face meeting with Roman Abramovich before deciding whether or not to become the Chelsea manager. The new European champions are chasing the ex-Barca boss with an £11million-a-year offer. He has also been promised there will be no pressure on him to win major trophies in his first two years in charge while he reshapes the club. But Guardiola has not yet been won over, despite a meeting with Blues officials in Spain on Monday. He has demanded talks with Abramovich himself, so he can hear the offer from the horse’s mouth. Abramovich is ready to meet Guardiola, who remains keen on having a year out, and will not take kindly to being snubbed. It all leaves interim boss Roberto Di Matteo no clearer about his future. But he is not interested in holding the fort for 12 months while Guardiola enjoys a sabbatical. QUESTION If Guardiola accepts the Chelsea job at the end of the day, do you see him succeeding?
So Machelechele who do u go for Roberto Di Matteo or Pep Guardiola?
Chelsea reportedly trying to lure Pep Guardiola to Stamford Bridge as Roberto Di Matteo awaits his fate
We don't need Pep Guardiola, we only need Roberto Di Matteo !!!
Roberto Di Matteo >> Pep Guardiola. No question about it. We will dominate England and Europe for many years. Prepare fellow Blues.
Pep Guardiola could play understudy to Roberto Di Matteo.
Roberto Di Matteo and his assistant, Eddie Newton, are being kept in the dark over their futures as Chelsea make one last attempt to lure Pep Guardiola to Stamford Bridge.
Pep Guardiola should look somewhere else, but not Chelsea! Roberto Di Matteo all d way! I remain a Chelsea faithful!
Di Matteo will have Chelsea's contract more one year The Times said billionaire Roman Abramovich will give coach Italians contract for one year following the recent impressive victories. Since coming to power temporary substitute Andre Villas-Boas predecessor in March, Roberto Di Matteo has revived the Blues. Stamford Bridge team won the Fa Cup 3rd in 4 years and the Champions League for the first time in history. Experts *** after what has done for Chelsea, Di Matteo deserves a chance to sign long term contracts. But things will only be decided next week. The Times sources said billionaire Abramovich will offer a 12 month contract for Di Matteo as a thank you on the coach was brought to Stamford Bridge Champions League Cup. Italy coach received great support from the players and fans. The one year contract is reasonable to plan on challenging the talents of Di Matteo, has helped Abramovich wait a candidate number Pep Guardiola. Di Matteo joined the Chelsea coaching staff from mid-2011 as an assistant .. ...
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is prepared to give Roberto Di Matteo another season to stake his claim to the manager's role on a permanent basis, but is still determined to bring Pep Guardiola in as soon as he can persuade the Spaniard to join the Blues.
Daily Star :: Football :: Chelsea axe Roberto Di Matteo :: Roberto Di MATTEOS luck has run out at Chelsea with owner Roman Abramovich posed to axe him this week.
I meant Roberto Di Matteo for Spurs if Chelsea sack him and want Redknapp for a season until Pep Guardiola return
From zeros to heroes, chumps to champs: in three short months Roberto Di Matteo steered Chelsea back from the precipice to the greatest moment in the club's history. Chelsea's stunning Champions League victory over Bayern Munich on Saturday completed one of the most dramatic reversals of fortune in football history, the glorious final act of a season which had once threatened to unravel. When Di Matteo was appointed as interim manager following the dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas in early March, few observers viewed the Former Chelsea midfielder as a viable long-term candidate for the job. In the days that followed Villas-Boas's dismissal, a laundry list of potential managers were name-checked in connection with the vacancy at Stamford Bridge - Pep Guardiola, Rafael Benitez, David Moyes, even former boss Jose Mourinho. Meanwhile, down at Chelsea's Cobham training base, on the leafy outskirts of London, Di Matteo was quietly setting about the task of restoring belief in a team who had won only once in their ...
Exit Jose Mourinho, exit Pep Guardiola..enter the conniving Roberto Di Matteo...the direction world soccer is taking is worrying for the lovers of the game. How do you get what you don't deserve?
Just only need 21 matches, and won 2 trophy for the Blues. Do you think that Roberto Di Matteo is the next Pep Guardiola for Chelsea???
I rather choose Roberto Di Matteo than Pep Guardiola ;-)
So that means Roberto Di Matteo becomes the new Pep Guardiola?
This trophy is for the well dressed coaches. Pep Guardiola and Roberto Di Matteo win u trophies
Chelsea. DO NOT. I REPEAT. DO NOT. SIGN PEP GUARDIOLA. Roberto Di Matteo knows how to motivate and control the team. That's sufficient.
Roberto Di Matteo = Pep Guardiola give him the job he done well!
Roberto Di Matteo is a poor man's Pep Guardiola
If you squint, Roberto Di Matteo looks like Pep Guardiola...
Roberto Di Matteo reminds me of Pep Guardiola in so many ways
My mum (on seeing Roberto Di Matteo): "who's shrunk Pep Guardiola in the wash?"
and Roberto Di Matteo looks like what would happen if you sat Pep Guardiola too close to a radiator.
Pep Guardiola has rejected a £12m-a-year offer from Chelsea - which could open the door for Roberto Di Matteo to...
So who should get the Chelsea job? Claudio Ranieri has given ESPN his thoughts on Roberto Di Matteo and Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola has turned down a second offer from - and that could give Roberto Di Matteo a real shot at getting the job
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Interim Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo believes his bid to secure the job fulltime will not come under threat from Pep Guardiola, who will quit as coach of Barcelona in a few weeks.
It would've been a good thing if Pep Guardiola joins Chelsea. But since he's not interested in the managerial job, let Roberto Di Matteo remain the coach, after all, he eliminated Guardiola and his team from the UEFA Champions League. He's the best (RDM).
Roberto Di Matteo has cast doubt over whether Barcelona's culture could be exported to another club after Pep Guardiola suddenly became available for the Chelsea job.
I feel so sorry for Pep Guardiola that his career @ Barca has ended but, he would definitely start @ chelsea. No doubt he's Abromavic's favourite. It's sealed!!!, no chance 4 Roberto Di Matteo who took Chelsea to the finals. The end of Barca is incipient.
Roberto Di Matteo believes Pep Guardiola could struggle to replicate Barcelona's culture at another club after the Spaniard suddenly became available for the Chelsea job. Quote of the dAy!
Roberto Di Matteo chose not to give a direct answer when asked about the prospect of Pep Guardiola coming to Chelsea in the near future, preferring to hail the achievements of the outgoing Barcelona boss - footballNews
To be honest Pep Guardiola was an amazing coach. But I prefer Roberto Di Matteo NOW!!
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has heaped praise on departing Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola.
Pep Guardiola off to Chelsea me thinks! Feel sorry for Roberto Di Matteo who has done an excellent job a Chelsea.
TODAYS QUIZ: Which of the following coaches made Pep Guardiola to declare that he will at the end of the season? (a) Roberto Di Matteo (b) Jose Mourinho
Can we say farewell to Pep Guardiola.Chelsea doesnt need him we got Roberto Di Matteo.
eAdzeiii... where are the Barca fans? I hear say after the match, this was what transpired between Roberto Di Matteo and Pep Guardiola: Pep walked to Roberto. Roberto: smiles Pep: u say weytin Roberto: small boy u don't know de tin. I am teachin u de tin u r playin with de tin Pep: twi3aaa. that anti-football 10:0:0 formation u dey play Roberto: twi3aaa twi3aaa see am. u forget say i play 10 against 11 for more than 60 mins. Pep: ok ok ok but u still played 9:0:0. Roberto: ahh akora wei koraaa. 9:0:0? so is it the two zeros that scored u the two classic goals? Pep: Mtcheew. I give up. Roberto: better 4 u
Pep Guardiola and Roberto Di Matteo looking sharp on the touchline. A little Krays mixed in with Reservoir Dogs.
I think Pep Guardiola and Roberto Di Matteo are having their own battle..who has the shiniest head!! Pep just edges it I think!
It's Roberto Di Matteo and Pep Guardiola tonight. Lets see who is elligible to play the finals of UEFA Champions League this season. What are your predictions?
I wonder who will walk away with a smile on his face tonight between "Roberto Di Matteo" and "Pep Guardiola"...*thinking*
It's Pep Guardiola against Roberto Di Matteo tonight. Lets see who is elligible for the finals of Champions League. What are your predictions?
The eyes of the world will turn to Camp Nou on Tuesday when Barcelona host Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals. Reigning champions Barca trail Chelsea 1-0 following their surprise defeat in the first leg at Stamford Bridge last Wednesday. Chelsea have been well below their best for much of the season, and few observers gave them a chance of upsetting Pep Guardiola's team. The home side did indeed see little of the ball during the 90 minutes, but somehow snatched a goal through veteran striker Didier Drogba just before the half-time whistle. Alexis Sanchez and Pedro Rodriguez hit the woodwork for Barca, and Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech was called upon several times to deny the visitors. Given the prize on offer, it would appear the coaches of both teams are prioritising Wednesday's return fixture over domestic considerations. Chelsea's interim manager Roberto Di Matteo made a raft of changes for his team's visit to Arsenal in the English Premier League on Saturday, a match which ended in a 0-0 draw ...
WENGER: BARCELONA OF NOW IS NOT THE BARCELONA OF LAST YEAR. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that Barcelona are not at the same level as they were last year, and that Chelsea have a realistic chance of advancing to the Champions League final. The Frenchman has stated that the Blaugrana are tiring and that a 1-0 home win gives the Blues a stronger result going to Camp Nou than the Gunners had last year Pep Guardiola's side have lost consecutive matches for the first time in three years, against Roberto Di Matteo's men and arch-rivals Real Madrid in La Liga, and Wenger believes that Chelsea could now knock them out of the competition. That would, mentally, be a massive blow to Barcelona because I have seen last year when we scored… it was a lucky goal but I could see suddenly that they became very nervous. At the moment Messi looks a bit tired, although he is still dangerous. Chelsea managed to block a few shots from him on Wednesday night but usually he has such a short back‑lift it is difficul ...
Pep Guardiola - Barcelona Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has highlightedthe importance of Tuesday's Champions League match against Chelsea at Camp Nou. The Catalan giants host the Blues looking to overturn a one-goal deficit after suffering a 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge earlier in mid-week. After Saturday's 2-1 loss to Real Madrid has left Barca practically out of the race for the Liga title, Guardiola has urged his players to focus on the continental match against the Blues. "We will see on Tuesday if we can pass this test, but I think that our players will lift themselves up and try to find a way for thingsto go well for us against Chelsea," he told reporters at a press conference. "What happens on Tuesday will mark what is left of the season. "Although it does not seem like it, these lads have been playing together for a long time and they have had setbacks like this before and were able to pick themselves up." Looking ahead to Tuesday's match, Guardiola admitted that Roberto Di Matteo's men will be i ...
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Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola and Chelsea counterpart Roberto Di Matteo agreed that their Champions League semifinal was evenly poised after holders Barca lost 1-0 in the first leg.
Destiny decrees that Pep Guardiola and Roberto Di Matteo clash as managers 12 years after meeting on the pitch
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