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No Chelsea Excuses for Champions League Failure to Beat Schalke and Di Matteo

Jose Mourinho enjoys playing a few games with the media, having a chortle along the way. He was at it again when asked about facing Schalke and in particular their manager, Roberto Di Matteo, in the Champions League this week. Di Matteo...Show More Summary

Mourinho On Game Against Schalke: It’s Not Me Against Roberto Di Matteo

yesterdaySports / Football : EPL Talk

Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea versus Schalke on Tuesday night should not be billed as a clash between him and his opposite number Roberto Di Matteo. The Portuguese, now in his second spell at Stamford Bridge, is a firm fans’ favorite … Continue reading ? Mourinho On Game Against Schalke: It’s Not Me Against Roberto Di Matteo is a post from World Soccer Talk.

Schalke 04 vs. VfL Wolfsburg: Time, TV schedule and game preview

Roberto di Matteo's boys need to start moving up the table. VfL Wolfsburg have been the success story of the Bundesliga so far this season. With an undefeated run stretching back over the last ten games and nearly two calendar months across all competitions, they have positioned themselves well as the sole threats to Bayern Munich's title push. Show More Summary

Imagining the Chelsea Side Had Roberto Di Matteo Remained in Charge

It’s rather coincidental that Chelsea should face Schalke in the Champions League next week. The Bundesliga outfit are now coached by Roberto Di Matteo, the former Chelsea manager who, in less than a year in charge at Stamford Bridge,...Show More Summary

Can Roberto Di Matteo Make Schalke the New Big Challenger to Bayern Munich?

For the past few years, Schalke have been underachievers. Despite finishing just above the relegation zone on the domestic front, the proud side from Gelsenkirchen won the DFB -Pokal and reached the Champions League semifinals in 2011,...Show More Summary

Roberto Di Matteo is Schalke’s new beacon of hope | Bundesliga report [Video]

Back in his first job since being flung out of Chelsea, Roberto Di Matteo has a tough task on his hands to restore an under-performing Schalke side. The Swiss-born Italian brought Champions League success to Stamford Bridge but Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich couldn’t resist the itch that he needed to scratch and swung the axe […]

New Schalke boss Roberto Di Matteo: We have attacking potential but defensive problems

New Schalke boss Roberto Di Matteo has said that the team have a lot of potential in attack but are suffering from defensive problems due to a number of key absentees. This is the Italian’s first managerial job since being sacked by Chelsea shortly after guiding the club to their first Champions League success in […]

Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo unveiled as new Schalke boss [Video]

Almost inexplicably, Roberto Di Matteo has been out of managerial work since being sacked as Chelsea boss in December 2012. This despite winning the Champions League with Chelsea the previous May, so Di Matteo’s had nearly 2 years to reflect and decide on his next job. He’s accepted the role of new Schalke boss, replacing […]

Schalke Taking Gamble with Roberto Di Matteo Replacement of Jens Keller

One of the first big managerial changes of the new Bundesliga season has come at Schalke 04, with last season's third-place side dispensing with former boss Jens Keller this week, who had been in charge since late 2012. BBC Sport report...Show More Summary

Schalke announce Roberto Di Matteo as new manager

The Bundesliga's second sacking of the season is Jens Keller, who has been let go by Schalke 04. They've already brought in a replacement, hiring former Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion manager Roberto Di Matteo. Schalke sporting director Horst...Show More Summary

Roberto Di Matteo Appointed by Schalke to Replace Sacked Jens Keller

Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has been appointed the new manager of Schalke, replacing the recently sacked Jens Keller at the Bundesliga club. Schalke reported confirmation of the 44-year-old's arrival in Germany: Di Matteo...Show More Summary

Roberto Di Matteo appointed Schalke manager; Will face Chelsea in Champions League

Der FC #Schalke 04 trennt sich von Jens Keller. Roberto Di Matteo übernimmt. Mehr in Kürze auf #S04 — FC Schalke 04 (@s04) October 7, 2014 Chelsea’s Champions League winning manager Roberto Di Matteo has landed a new job in Germany. Schalke announced the sacking of Jens Keller in the same tweet as the […]

Chelsea’s Champions League winning manager Roberto di Matteo gets the Schalke job [Bild]

It’s already been a busy day at Schalke on Tuesday. The Royal Blues started the day by announcing the departure of Jens Keller from their dugout following an average start to the season which currently sees Schalke lying in 11th place in the table. The final straw for Keller appears to have been a 2-1 […]

Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo finds new club

2 months agoSports / Football : Soccerlens

Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo finds new club - originally posted on Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has been named as the new Schalke manager on Tuesday. The Italian manager guided the west London club to their only Champions League glory after taking over the club’s managerial role in 2012. Show More Summary

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet didn’t like his ALS challenge. Picks ex Chelsea men Zola & Di Matteo

Which Premier League managers haven’t done it yet? Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has joined the ever swelling ranks of high profile gaffers taking on the ALS challenge as the social media craze makes into way into a second week of taking the world by storm. Poyet picked former Chelsea teammates Gianfranco Zola and Roberto Di Matteo in […]

Chelsea Flop Closing In On Fiorentina Move

3 months agoSports / Football : Soccerlens

Chelsea Flop Closing In On Fiorentina Move - originally posted on Marko Marin’s time at Chelsea has been torrid, to say the least. Signed by Roberto Di Matteo in the summer of 2012, the German has made only 6 league appearances for the Blues thus far. After spending his first season … Read More ? From - Football News

The Economist on WCI

The Economist has a story on the state of the Canadian economy and it features an appearance by Livio Di Matteo: Yet luck played a large, unacknowledged part, says Livio Di Matteo, an academic and contributor to Worthwhile Canadian Initiative,...

Tim Sherwood, Massimiliano Allegri, and the Security of a Di Matteo Tenure

7 months agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Having taken over the helm at White Hart Lane following the amputation of the arguably malignant Andre Villas-Boas in December last year, the former England midfielder signed an 18 month deal to be Tottenham boss until 2015, but as it … Continue reading ? Tim Sherwood, Massimiliano Allegri, and the Security of a Di Matteo Tenure is a post from World Soccer Talk.

Roberto Di Matteo and Gianluca Vialli Highlight Chelsea's Generation X Appeal

Gianluca Vialli gave an interview as part of the Barclays "You Are Football" campaign this week which got me thinking: What is it that’s so special about Chelsea players of a 1990s vintage? No fewer than eight players from the 1997 FA...Show More Summary

Levy rejected Baldini’s offer to resign; Yakin, Di Matteo & Mancini on Spurs shortlist [Sunday Telegraph]

The front page of the Sunday Telegraph’s sports section will pique the attention of Tottenham fans as a headline of the far right hand side of the page reads “Spurs reject Baldini’s offer to resign.” The headline in the broadsheet directly answers all those Tottenham fans who were wondering why Baldini, the club’s technical director and [...]

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