Some really shocking news this morning as Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has been sacked, after his side lost 3-0 at Juventus yesterday in Turin in the European Champions League, and Alan Pardew has expressed his utter surprise at the sacking.
Roberto di Matteo – sacked by Chelsea
You have to remember that Roberto was the man who took over in March after André Villas-Boas was sacked, and he led the Chelsea club to their first ever Champions League trophy when they beat Bayern Munich on penalties, and they had also won the FA Cup too, when they beat Liverpool 2-1 – but it seems it’s all not good enough for Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
This is what Alan Pardew said today:
“I’m astonished, really. It just goes to show you how precarious we are as Premier League managers, and you can’t take anything for granted.” “The shock that should be there for the fans and the media should sound something to the owner of that football club because I don’t know if that’s the ninth manager or whatever it is in so many short years. It’s just not fair.”
“As far as I am concerned, he has done absolutely nothing wrong. His philosophy was to perhaps change the look of the team, which he has tried to do – that doesn’t happen overnight – and he’s won two competitions in less than a year, so it’s unbelievable.” “He should walk straight into another job – probably at someone else’s misfortune, unfortunately.”
It’s not often that you take a club to two trophies within three months, including the first time Chelsea have ever won the European Champions League, and get sacked a short six months later, when your team is also 3rd top of the Premier League.
Well that’s Roman Abramovich for you – and he’s ruthless – and we hope he knows what he wants – but we have our doubts.
It’s almost certain the Russian Billionaire has already tapped up a replacement for di Matteo, and it’s probably Pep Guardiola, the former Barcelona manager.
We wonder what Mark Hughes, the QPR manager, who has his team rock bottom of the Premier League is thinking today?
What do you think about this firing?
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