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Roberto Di Matteo Appointed As New Aston Villa Manager

Former Chelsea and FC Schalke 04 coach, Roberto Di Matteo has been appointed as Championship club Aston Villa new manager.

Former Chelsea midfielder Di Matteo, 46, last occupied a coaching role at Schalke, who he left in May 2015 after seven months in charge.

Previously, the Italian has managed at Chelsea — where he won the Champions League and FA Cup in 2012 — West Bromwich Albion and MK Dons.

Di Matteo led West Brom to promotion from the Championship in the 2009-10 campaign, something Villa will be hoping for after their relegation from the Premier League this season.

He said on the club’s official website: “It’s a wonderful honour for me to become manager of this great football club and I’m looking forward to the challenge of taking Aston Villa back to its rightful place.”

Di Matteo succeeds Remi Garde at Villa Park after the Frenchman left in March, having replaced Tim Sherwood at the struggling club.



  1. macauleymiller

    June 3, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Villa could be seen as a massive threat with Di Matteo at the helm, however the Championship is one of the toughest leagues to get out of so it will be interesting to see how he can cope in this division. Great article

    • Olujide 'Fido' Olusola

      June 3, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      I believe he has all it takes to bring them back to the Premier League based on his antecedents and experience with bigger clubs. Thank you

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