Di Matteo – The man to do the job?
The story of the Italian:
Roberto Di Matteo Chelsea legend has signed a deal with Chelsea in mid-February and has since then taken two trophies at the Chelsea team. Here is all what happened there at the last 4 month.
He has come when Chelsea weren’t in a very good situation; they were kind of crashed at the time… AVB the old manager has led the blues to a bad position, he hasn’t done well connecting to the veteran Chelsea players, he was young and not experienced enough for these levels of the best football in the planet. The day came and he was sacked. Abramovich needed a new manager to take place but no big managers were free for taking, so he decided to let assistant coach Roberto Di Matteo to take place as the caretaker manager at Chelsea – then it all begun.
At first when he came Chelsea didn’t play any better than before, but then di Matteo found the key for Chelsea success – being a player’s manager. He became connected with the veteran players, he started talking a lot more than AVB did to the players, and he gave them a feeling of confidence. Since that moment Chelsea changed, right – they still weren’t playing the best football possible, but they seemed to play for the manager.
At the end of the season Chelsea were able to lift two very big trophies, the FA Cup and the Champions league Cup. di Matteo was the first ever manager for Chelsea to bring Champions league success, even though he came at mid-February he managed to completely change the Chelsea season, from being one of the worst ever seasons to one of the best ever! So he’s done a brilliant job, that’s for sure. But is it only something that happens once? Should he continue at the blues? Or are they better managers on the long term for Chelsea?
Well it’s very hard to know, because he did a great job at Chelsea, but it’s hard to tell if he will be good at the long – term. Right now Abramovich isn’t involving di Matteo in anything that is happening at Chelsea according to reports, but the reason I’m not sure if he will be good for the long – term is because as I said he is a player’s manager; and maybe that isn’t the best thing for someone who needs to do a whole change at the squad… he is a young manager and not too experienced, so it’s very hard to tell if he will succeed at Chelsea over the long – term.
So I am not sure whether or not he should keep on managing the blues or if we should spend money and bring a more experienced manager to do a very big change at the squad… all we can do now is wait and see.