Champions League Winning Manager Available To Newcastle


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.

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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.

Comments welcome.


94 comments so far

  • hibbit

    May 26, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #1

    i am all ready there which one ??

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  • Bambams

    May 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #2

    How long does our club take to do anything.
    The signings take ages
    The sackings take ages
    The appointments of managers…..
    Our attacking play…..
    Interviews from owner
    Interviews from chief exec
    The list goes on.
    Thank god for Carver keeping us informed daily….Hang on we haven’t heard from JC for days….

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #3

    I used to have a lot of time for Di Matteo but he does seem to have gone very defensive in true Italian style.

    Charmless probably has Mclaren nailed on which isn’t going to set any pulses racing but probably the only one who would work with carver.

    Ash’s words are very hollow when you have a chimp like Charmless in charge

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  • JamesToon

    May 26, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Rotonda

    I agree, he’s been playing with THREE defensive midfielders at schalke, fans didn’t like the football, they were defensive even at home despite his win record

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  • kilcline

    May 26, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #5

    Get Klopp and give him £70m to spend. Ambition.

    ????

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  • tequilamag

    May 26, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #6

    RH Pardew/Scteve ?
    Plus ca change

    And really if you believe that is Charnley who will make the decision I have to question your judgement

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  • scout

    May 26, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #7

    John Carver going on a long holiday.

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  • nightfa11

    May 26, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #8

    i think te club already knows who our next manager is.. ffs they had 6 months to figure it out… but my guess is they are gving him a few weeks to go on a vacation..and to relax before hard hard work..

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  • scout

    May 26, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #9

    Krul
    janmaat
    Arrons
    Perez
    Hiadara

    whoever takes over could build some side round these 5.

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  • peterk3

    May 26, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #10

    Tequila, are you talking in code? don’t understand what your saying.

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  • Lynny

    May 26, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #11

    He was due to take over in the summer with Pardew due to move on then, but Pardew wouldn’t walk and he was offered the Schalke job and took it, so He should walk into the job now. I’m expecting it to be announced in the next few days

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  • The Lost Potential of Albert Luque

    May 26, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #12

    I think di matteo would be a disastrous appointment.Reading the Guardian’s German football coverage this year, he had a dismal reputation at Schalke playing dreary football. He did win the champion’s league admittedly, but there was a high degree of fortune in their cup run that year.
    If we went for di matteo, it would for the name alone rather than any inherent ability to take the club on further. I think he’d struggle to appease the fans, would rather have Mclaren or Garde.

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  • bobby mango

    May 26, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #13

    Please not RDM. Did one good thing (CL with Chelsea) but did it playing horrific football. Was rubbish at every other management job

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  • tequilamag

    May 26, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Peter
    Not code mate French though I can understand your confusion..
    The full saying is
    plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose
    which means “the more it changes, the more is stays the same.
    It`s one of those expressions that is usually shortened

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  • north_country_boy

    May 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #15

    REPOST: How about Javier Hernandez, back at Man U who will most likely be looking to offload, 26 years old, knows where the net is, proven in Premier League, looking for guaranteed games and could get him for £10m – anyone? Plus one of Austin, Mitrovic or Benteke. With Rivière unlikely to go anywhere after one year plus Perez, De Jong and Armstrong I think we would only be looking at two strikers, I’d certainly be happy if our options next year were Austin, Hernandez, Rivière, Perez and De Jong with possibly Armstrong getting games out on loan

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 26, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Di Matteo, no. Don’t think he’d be a positive appointment. Rather Have Dyche or even Hughton for a return gig.

    A striker worth looking at imo is Jermaine Beckford, pace, skill, eye for goal well worth a punt.

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  • nightfa11

    May 26, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #17

    i agree..di matteos not what we need..but id take him of mclaren (or any other dinosaur) in a sec..

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  • Ron Knee

    May 26, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #18

    As a point of comparison, it’ll be interesting to see how long it takes West Ham to appoint a new manager.

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  • nightfa11

    May 26, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #19

    north_country_boy

    hernandez is great..but we already have midgets up front..do we need another one? if we plan to buy 2 striker, then yes..but if we sign only one..id gor for strenght and arial ability (+ talent of course:))

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  • JamesToon

    May 26, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #20

    It doesn’t take a tactical genius to get 10 men behind the ball…

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  • JamesToon

    May 26, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #21

    Ron Knee

    If west ham end up appointing klopp or laudrup in the coming days i will be incredibly angry, if they appoint moyes, mcclaren or di matteo, i will be content 😉

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 26, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #22

    north country boy,
    Please stop !

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  • catchy in norway

    May 26, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #23

    i hope this is not true,

    mind numbing football here we come,

    no forwards

    6 in MF

    the guy is not a good coach, he fluked the CL. his teams got battered

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    next

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  • catchy in norway

    May 26, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #24

    moyees is a flop

    ultra defensive, will not take a chance.

    what are some people thinking

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  • catchy in norway

    May 26, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #25

    KARANKA

    watfords manager

    none of this old timers just happy to sit mid table

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  • tequilamag

    May 26, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Catchy your missing Pardew I think

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 26, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #27

    For the first half of the Bundesleague season Klopp was having a torrid time and his team were looking good for relegation. Almost Carveresque, but despite this his teams looked good and probably shouldn’t have lost as many as they did.

    He would be my first choice but I can’t see him coming to us.

    I would say it’s 95% certainty to be McClaren. Be funny if he keeps saying he worked with the great Sir Alec.

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  • tequilamag

    May 26, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #28

    Jesper what is all this about knecking bunnies live on air in Denmark ?

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  • tequilamag

    May 26, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #29

    @27 genuine lol

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 26, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Bring back pardew.

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  • north_country_boy

    May 26, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail…I’ve not started yet! ????

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  • Average_Contents

    May 26, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #32

    Egb

    Beckford? Saggy vinegar boobs Beckford? Couldn’t hit a barn door for Everton Beckford? Journeyman Beckford?

    Right up our street then lol

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  • wolfshead@toon

    May 26, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #33

    no doubt uncle joe will be putting in his usual dozen applications using different aliases like joese kinneario – i won the european cup with wimbledon 🙂

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  • Pushy Pardew

    May 26, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Ed has already confirmed that Jail has also posted as Raj and Sack Llambias. Following the latest revelation that he has also posted as Marvar can fellow bloggers please let me know of any other suspected multiple postings by Jail and I will personally approach Ed for further
    confirmation.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 26, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #35

    Pushy…Will do. Where has Ed confirmed this info btw?

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 26, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #36

    Also, when did Marvar feature?

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 26, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #37

    So jail has been using different names then has he.

    Ha ha ha

    You couldn’t make it up.

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  • north_country_boy

    May 26, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #38

    Jail has probably been up til 2 in the morning some days on here talking to his different aliases!

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 26, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #39

    Pushy
    Why on earth would Jail have so many aliases when he’s got nee craic to start with?

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 26, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #40

    Jail has openly admitted to posting as Raj. If I remember correctly, it was a joke in response to other multiple posting at the time.

    It didn’t last long, nor do I think he ever intended it to.

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