Chelsea recruit Roberto Di Matteo to the coaching staff

Roberto Di Matteo is a popular figure with Chelsea supporters after a successful playing stint with the London club and the Italian is returning to Stamford Bridge to assist new manager Andre Villas-Boas. The appointment was confirmed on Wednesday, with Di Matteo becoming the assistant first-team coach of Chelsea just a week after he missed out on the Birmingham manager’s…

Roberto Di Matteo is a popular figure with Chelsea supporters after a successful playing stint with the London club and the Italian is returning to Stamford Bridge to assist new manager Andre Villas-Boas.

The appointment was confirmed on Wednesday, with Di Matteo becoming the assistant first-team coach of Chelsea just a week after he missed out on the Birmingham manager’s role.

Villas-Boas was delighted to get the former West Brom manager on board and claims that his assistant will help the team produce football with plenty of flair.

He said: “If you see the technical staff in front of me, and my appointment of Roberto, these are people who like the quality of the game and have a philosophy.

“It’s not just a case of winning it’s a case of flair.

“Everyone likes attacking football and the Premier League has a certain amount of goals in every game and it should be an entertaining game for the fans and that is what we will look to do.”

This will be music to the ears of many Chelsea supporters, who saw their team’s performances waver between brilliant and poor too many times last season.

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