IT’S OFFICIAL: Di Matteo Confirmed As Aston Villa’s New Manager

Aston Villa has confirmed former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo as their new manager.


Villa have been without a permanent manager since Remi Garde left the club in March, with Eric Black completing the season in caretaker charge of the team.

The 46-year-old Italian won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012 but has not managed in the second tier of English football since 2009-10, when he won promotion for West Brom.

Di Matteo has been officially appointed as the new Aston Villa manager
Di Matteo has been officially appointed as the new Aston Villa manager

A statement on the clubs website says “ASTON VILLA FOOTBALL CLUB is pleased to announce the appointment of Roberto Di Matteo as our new manager.

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The 46-year-old joins the Club following previous spells as manager of Milton Keynes Dons, West Bromwich Albion, Chelsea and Bundesliga side Schalke 04. He successfully guided West Bromwich Albion to promotion to the Premier League in 2010 and led Chelsea to an FA Cup Final triumph and the highest accolade in club football – the Champions League title in 2012.

Roberto said: “It’s a wonderful honour for me to become manager of this great football club and I’m looking forward to the challenge of taking Aston Villa back to its rightful place.”

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