It had looked as if Di Matteo was going to be shunned the chance to take on the Chelsea job on a permanent basis due to the lengthy spell after winning the coveted European trophy, for the first time in the clubs history, with no positive announcement regarding Di Matteo and constant rumours of other top class managers who’d seemingly been approached about the job.
Roberto Di Matteo will sign a 2 year contract to manage Chelsea and take them forward into the 2012/2013 season in which they will look to build on the recent success, and they’ll be looking towards the Premier League trophy with the signing of Eden Hazard, and likely more to follow.
To me I’m not too sure if a 2 year contract makes it sound as if the club have great faith in your ability to manage, but I’m sure they’ll renew it after the first season if things are going well – but if things aren’t going quite to plan then I’m afraid to say I can’t see Di Matteo staying in the job for more than the 1st season. Unfortunately with many players heading out the door – Kalou, maybe Essien, Drogba, Bosingwa, Ferreira, and maybe more, with plenty heading in the opposite direction too, the manager will need at least a year to bed his new players in and to build a team again. I don’t think a 2 year contract inspires much faith but perhaps I’m just being a bit negative – and I wish Di Matteo a happy future as Chelsea manager.