Well, Chelsea won their first UEFA Champions League title during the 2011/12 season. It was during one of their worst seasons as majority of their key players were injured. However, the Blues still managed to beat Bayern Munich in the finals and lift the prestigious award. Well, many Chelsea fans have even forgotten the manager who led the Blues to winning their first UEFA Champions League trophy.
Roberto Di Matteo is the manager who helped Chelsea win their first UEFA Champions League trophy in May, 2012. In that same season, Di Matteo also helped Chelsea win the FA Cup. However, Roberto Di Matteo who had taken over from Andre Villas-Boas was serving as an interim manager by then. He was fully appointed as the manager after winning the two titles.
However, he didn't even spent a year as the manager of Chelsea. Roberto Di Matteo was sacked after the start of the 2012/13 season due to poor results from Chelsea. Well, Roberto Di Matteo who had previously coached West Bromwich Albion went for two years without managing any club. He was however appointed the manager of Schalke 04 in 2014.
By the time he was given the Schalke 04 job, the Bundesliga team was 11th on the table and had already been eliminated from the DFB-Pokal. However, he helped the club reach the UEFA Champions League round of 16 and qualify for the UEFA Europa League at the end of that season. He didn't extend his stay with the Bundesliga club as he left for England where he joined Aston Villa the following season.
Aston Villa had been relegated to Championship and Roberto Di Matteo had the task of bringing the club back to the English Premier League. However, Roberto Di Matteo did not perform well with Aston Villa as everyone thought he would. He was sacked just four months after his appointment due to a run of poor results. Since then, Roberto Di Matteo has never been given a contract to manage any team. The Italian international has been without a team to manage since October 2016.
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