Roberto Di Matteo got fired from the job as caretaker manager of Chelsea in November 2012.. Since then He took some time off and spent time with his family and experience different aspect of his life outside of football. However, all good things must come to an end. And his brake up with Chelsea was no different.
He said he’s ready to get back to work and create a new kind of Blue. Ok that’s a little far-fetched, but I could not resist saying “New Kind of BLUE.”
The former Chelsea boss said that he has been overwhelmed by all the pile of offers that he have received, and he have made a decision to follow his own path. He also insists that the decision he made may not seat well with a lot of people, but he is doing what feel right to him.
The Path he’s talking about involves him taking over FC Schalke 04 after the club fired Jens Keller who was the former coach of the club.
Schalke are third in their Champion’s League group which also includes Chelsea. Roberto Di Matteo will face his older club on 25 November when Jose Mourinho’s side travel to Germany for the second leg of the group stage tie.
Di Matteo has an amazing CV with him winning the Champions League and the FA Cup trophy in his brief stay at Chelsea. He won the Champions league with them in 2012. Although being successful, Chelsea later fired him in November after a run of inconsistent results in the premier league.
It took some time, but it looks like Roberto Di Matteo is finally over Chelsea and he is looking for something that could challenge him. I think this might just be the club to do just that. Will he be able to qualify Schalke to next season’s Champions League, we’ll have to wait and see.