English Premiership

Di Matteo confirmed as Villa manager

2016-06-02 16:55
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Cape Town - Former Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo has been appointed the new manager of Aston Villa and will succeed Remi Garde.

Garde, who only managed the club for 147 days, was sacked in March before the club’s relegation from the Premier League.

Di Matteo led Chelsea to their only Champions League title in 2012 and was sacked later that year and replaced by Rafael Benítez.

According to the BBC, the Italian will get assistance from former Blues teammate Steve Clarke, where he will take a hands-on responsibility in crafting their underachieving players.  

The former Scottish player has an impressive CV, boasting multiple experiences in the Premier League by assisting or managing teams, such as Liverpool, Chelsea, West Brom and Reading.

Di Matteo will be the club's fourth manager in a span of 16 months, but hopefully the former midfielder will get Villa back into the Premier League.

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