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[size=3] Roberto Di Matteo leaves Chelsea after Champions League defeat[/size]

[size=3]Manager Roberto Di Matteo has parted company with Chelsea, the club has announced.

Di Matteo won the Champions League and FA Cup as caretaker manager last season and was given a two-year deal in June.

But in the wake of the [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20308128]3-0 defeat to Juventus , which has left the Blues on the brink of a Champions League exit, he has left Stamford Bridge.

"The club will be making an announcement shortly regarding a new first team manager," a statement said.

After an impressive start to the season, the Blues have won two of their last eight games.

They sit third in the Premier League table, four points behind leaders Manchester City.

The statement continued: "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."

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I can't stand Abramovich, it could be argued that he's indirectly responsible for the way football is nowadays. Football had a huge wake up call when ITV Digital went t1ts up and suddenly everyone was penny pinching and tranfer fees were down to a realistic level for the first time since the formation of the Premiership. Then he came along with his billions and started throwing money around. Then every club got back to the good old days of "Well if they've paid X amount for him, our player must be worth X as well". This forced the transfer fees back up which in turn scared the other top four clubs into selling what was left of their souls to foreign investors just to keep up. That leads to a bigger gap between them and the rest of the league pyramid and where we are today.

I'd love it if Guadiola told him to get f**ked in the summer and went to manage someone else...

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I fancy Di Matteo to Spurs when the inevitable axe falls on AVB.

RDM now has a Champs League under his belt. He deserves a club that will care about him, let him build a team over a long period of time. The top job at Chelsea is poisonous whilst ever someone so short termist is in charge. If it ended badly with Mourinho, I fail to see how it will end in any other way with Guardiola.

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