Roberto Di Matteo the former MK Dons, West Brom, Chelsea and Schalke manager has just resigned from the Gelsenkirchen club, and he is now available as a free agent if Newcastle want to sign him as the new head coach.
Roberto di Matteo – resigned from Schalke
The 44 year-old won the Champions League with Chelsea back in 2012, after becoming the caretaker manager of Chelsea until the end of the season in early March of that year, following the dismissal of Andres Villas-Boas.
But that didn’t save him from the sack early the next season, after he was given a two year deal by owner Abramovich that summer.
Roberto was fired by the London club in late November, so he lasted just eight months at the club, but won the Champions League for Chelsea for the first time ever.
Roberto was appointed Schalke manager only last October, and his record at the German club was managed 29 games, won 12, drew 7 and lost ten for a win rate of 41.4%, but the German club had a poor run-in to the season and finished 6th.
In his statement, Di Matteo gave a number of reasons why he had decided to resign, and one reason was because the management wanted to focus on different area to him in the development of the side.
And the mood of the club located was another reason for wanting to move on:
“The baggage of the second half of the season is so big and under these conditions, it would be hard to guarantee that we could return to the success that the club wants.”
“For that reason, it now seems a new start is the best for all involved.”
So here is another coach who got West Brom promoted in second place in the Championship back in 2010, when Newcastle were promoted straight back to the Premier League after we were relegated six years ago.
Roberto is a good manager who’s very good with the players, and his teams always play very good football.