RDM`s Final Words
It`ll be interesting, once the ground fills up on Sunday, what the vocal reaction from the supporters will be like with regards to the managerial chance at Stamford Bridge this Sunday.
One suspects that the air will be filled with chants supporting Roberto Di Matteo whilst Rafa Benitez may very well get a frosty reception.
No matter what has gone on in the past 48 hours, Roberto will always be a legend in our eyes, both as a player and as a manager and following his departure, Roberto remained as civilized as we would expect, considering the manner in which he was treated, and the Italian issued the following statement,
"It was an honour for me to be a manager of a club I loved playing for and one that is close to my heart. I`m proud of the successes and trophies we won recently."
"Lifting Chelsea`s first Champions League trophy was the best achievement in club history and without doubt the highlight of my career to date, both as a player and a manager. It is a memory I`ll treasure."
"I`ve a deep and unreserved passion for Chelsea and I`d like to sincerely thank all of the staff, my players and off course the Chelsea fans, for their tremendous and unconditioned support in the intense time I have been the manager."
The King is dead, long live………….well perhaps not!