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Di Matteo Scoops Coach of the Year

The irony of it all!

Here we sit, with yet another interim manager in charge, somebody who I doubt will ever really win the confidence of the Chelsea support and wondering who`ll be the next to pick up the poisoned chalice fearing an early end to their tenure, whilst the previous incumbent of the role, at Stamford Bridge, walks off with a very prestigious award.

Yesterday, at the Credit Suisse Awards in Zurich, a certain Roberto Di Matteo was awarded the honour of Coach of the Year for the manner in which he steered a troubled ship not only to domestic glory in the FA Cup but also steered, against all the odds, to the Holy Grail that had eluded us for so long - the Champions League.

Di Matteo collected the award with a smile on his face, probably, a little relieved that he`s no longer in the mad-house that is Chelsea Football Club.

You couldn`t make it up could you!




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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 18 2012

Time: 4:43PM

Your Comments

He deserves the award.cograts sir
blue5
Congrats LEGENG Di Matteo
sylax
LEGEND***
sylax
Amazing story. Congratulations Roberto.
ForeverChels
should have won the fifa manager of the year
Humza_96
Amazing story indeed. One Di Matteo.... You will forever reign in the toughts of true chelsea fans for what u did that epic night. Best wishes in your future endeavor. One Di Matteo.
Chelz Akamz
Fullu deserved, FULLY DESERVED. CONGRATS DI MATTEOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TafChels
Congratulations RDM. We will always love you. You will be a legend forever.
Keyser Soze
Congratz Robbie! This will inadvertently do a world of good to your CV and your chances of landing a far less crazier job.
Ohans
congrats robbie fully deserved it
BluesInMe
The Story of Chelsea FC in the Roman era is so incredible and full of such bizarre twists and turns that even Hollywood could not come up with some of this stuff..The coach of the year recognized by his peers kicked out of his job before even completing a third of the season..only at Chelsea FC..seriously someone needs to make the Roman era of chelsea into a movie when it is all said and done!! Oh BTW Congrats RDM..long may your star continue to shine and once again thanks for the wonderful memories from Bavaria!!!
GabeU
Goodluck robbie, I for one believe u didn't win that UCL through luck alone, if it was luck u won't have won the FA cup too as a bonus, u remain in my fondest of memories!!!
Desmondadonis
I bet gis thoughts were "take that Abramovich"
Tiraspol
Thinking how much more ironic it will be if we end the season with ZERO trophies...as is still possible. RDM...well done for ever in Chelsea history , much loved and an honour thats well deserved . Hopefully , it might ake Roman think before sacking another manager that does well for the club but going through a purple patch
Blue_Mel
Congrats Robbie...and anyone who thinks RDM wont get a nice job with a decent club next summer must be leaving in dream land...
layorh12
There's only one Di Matteo 16'...LEGEND.
nelyvanile
Despite the Chelsea bias, I think he did deserve this award. If my memory doesn't elude me other candidates were Del Bosque, Guardiola, Mourinho, Ferguson, Mancini, Klopp (and maybe even Wenger). He was undoubtedly the most succesful manager last season and given the cirucmstances in which he achieved that success, it would have been totally unfair for the award to go to anyone else. Well done Robbie, it appears at least some political idiots still appreciate you. Fuly deserved, it can't be said enough times.
hazzabee
well done robbie much deserved!
BlueKiwi
If all the luvly memories u brought were luck as said by so many then we are grateful ur luck made us shine and dine on the table of champions. u deserve the award and best of luck in ur career and do send us some luck bcos it seem we are out of stock.
Hardtackle
Guys what if we had like a revolt in attempt to return the Legend back to the Bridge? Not that Mq would join us lol
Number#25
Congrats robbie,won it deservedly.although u are gone but the memory of u and munich would remain forever in our hearts
Ken4CFC
All the wonderful memory to relish and none have come our way since you left. Legend.....
avbhimself
Well deserved for last year RM,slightly different thus far,tough game at Leeds 2nite. KTBFFH
LIQUIDATOR
congrats Robbie :)
The Persian
 

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