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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

3 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 [...]

Roberto Di Matteo ‘Still Being Paid £130,000 Per Week By Chelsea’: Nightly Soccer Report

8 months agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Roberto Di Matteo is still being paid £130,000 per week by Chelsea, one year after being sacked by Roman Abramovich. The astonishing revelation was brought to light by The Daily Mail‘s reporter Neil Ashton. He wrote: “The Italian was...Show More Summary

Chelsea Still Paying Ex-Manager Roberto Di Matteo £130,000-a-Week

No wonder Roberto Di Matteo is not rushing back into the job market. According to the Daily Mail, the Italian is still being paid £130,000-a-week by Chelsea—despite being sacked by the Premier League club 12 months ago. The financial...Show More Summary

Fulham Eye Roberto Di Matteo And Dan Petrescu to Replace Martin Jol: Nightly Soccer Report

8 months agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Roberto Di Matteo and Dan Petrescu are in the running to take over from Martin Jol as manager of Fulham, if you are to believe what The Daily Mail newspaper is reporting tonight. The Mail is the first out of the starting blocks … Continue reading ? Fulham Eye Roberto Di Matteo And Dan Petrescu to Replace Martin Jol: Nightly Soccer Report is a post from World Soccer Talk.

Enzo Di Matteo: a continuing series

Here. Calls someone gay who isn’t. Here. He makes stuff up. Here. He refuses to accept responsibility when he’s wrong.

Why the Time is Right for Roberto Di Matteo to Return to Management in the Premier League

9 months agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Despite sources in Italy saying that Roberto Di Matteo may not be interested in the Sunderland job, Sunderland’s Director of Football Roberto De Fanti is recommending Di Matteo for the manager position, but Ellis Short and the Sunderland...Show More Summary

Arsenal’s Injured Theo Walcott Could Miss England World Cup Qualifiers That Will Decide Their Fate: Nightly Soccer Report

9 months agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines: Premier League Arsenal’s injured Theo Walcott could miss England World Cup qualifiers that will decide their fate — Mirror Roberto Di Matteo and Gus Poyet look set to spurn Sunderland —...Show More Summary

Di Canio sacked by Sunderland; Di Matteo leads race to take over

Controversial Italian told his squad to get him fired if they were unhappy... and they duly did First Reaction LAST UPDATED AT 13:21 ON Mon 23 Sep 2013 THE Premier League's flirtation with fascism appears to be over. Paolo di Canio was...Show More Summary

Roberto Di Matteo Favourite to Replace Paolo Di Canio After Sunderland Bust-Up

Former Chelsea favourite Roberto Di Matteo is the front-runner for the vacant Sunderland job after Paolo Di Canio reportedly had his bluff called by his own players following Saturday’s defeat to West Brom. Di Matteo, who the Champions League during his last full season at Stamford Bridge, is 2/5 with SkyBet to replace his countryman, [...]

Paolo Di Canio facing the sack within 24 hours, Sunderland line up Roberto Di Matteo [Sky Italia]

Respected Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has come out with some news that will unlikely surprise anyone in English football, this Sunday evening. Paolo Di Canio is set to be given the sack at Sunderland within the next 24 hours and could well be replaced by fellow Italian Roberto Di Matteo...

Do Chelsea Really Need to Add Barcelona Goalkeeper Victor Valdes to Their Squad?

It seems Chelsea enjoy treading on dangerous ground. Last season saw Roman Abramovich fire club legend Roberto Di Matteo as manager, only to replace the man who won the Champions League six months earlier with Rafa Benitez. We all know...Show More Summary

UEFA Champions League 2013-14: Top 10 Contenders

The 2012-13 UEFA Champions League season was one of the most enthralling in recent seasons. Holders Chelsea fell at the group stage. costing Roberto Di Matteo his job in the process. Controversy came at Old Trafford as Manchester United...Show More Summary

Why Chelsea Need Wayne Rooney Ths Summer and What They Need to Do to Get Him

Almost a year ago, Chelsea were taken apart by Atletico Madrid in the European Super Cup. Bearing in mind it was Roberto Di Matteo's first chance to win a trophy as permanent manager of the Blues, it was a big deal. No doubt, everybody knew the Spanish side were capable, but none expected them to deliver the 4-1 thrashing they handed Chelsea. Show More Summary

Chelsea's Increased Attacking Options and Their Implications in 2013-14

The 2012-13 campaign was an interesting one for Chelsea supporters. Certainly the Champions League failure, Europa League success, displeasure at the interim appointment of Rafa Benitez/sacking of Roberto Di Matteo, third-placed finish and rumours—and eventual homecoming—of Jose Mourinho took much of the column inches in newspapers and on websites. Show More Summary

Jose Mourinho Needs Impressive Start to Compete for EPL Title in 2013

Jose Mourinho may not want to follow in the footsteps of Roberto Di Matteo in his second stint with Chelsea, but he will need to replicate his early-season success to compete for an EPL title. In the Blues' last campaign, Di Matteo led the club to an impressive start in the first two months of the EPL schedule. Show More Summary

Rafa Benitez: 5 Clubs the Spaniard Could Join Next Season

After six months of service, a Europa League trophy, a place in the Champions League and better win percentages than Roberto Di Matteo, Andres Villas-Boas and Luiz Felipe Scolari, Rafa Benitez has reached the end of his Chelsea contract. Show More Summary

Chelsea fans display banners thanking Rafa Benitez (Photos and tweets)

Rafa Benitez has had a tough old time as manager of Chelsea FC. Hired as an interim manager after the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo, Benitez has struggled to get the fans off his back. After winning the Europa League and securing 3rd spot, it appears some Chelsea fans have had a change of heart. [...]

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