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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

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He deserves the award.cograts sir
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18/12/2012 17:03:00

Congrats LEGENG Di Matteo
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18/12/2012 17:05:00

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18/12/2012 17:05:00

Amazing story. Congratulations Roberto.
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18/12/2012 17:15:00

should have won the fifa manager of the year
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18/12/2012 17:24:00

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
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18/12/2012 17:32:00

Fullu deserved, FULLY DESERVED. CONGRATS DI MATTEOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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18/12/2012 17:36:00

Congratulations RDM. We will always love you. You will be a legend forever.
Keyser Soze
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18/12/2012 17:47:00

Congratz Robbie! This will inadvertently do a world of good to your CV and your chances of landing a far less crazier job.
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18/12/2012 18:05:00

congrats robbie fully deserved it
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18/12/2012 18:15:00

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!!!
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18/12/2012 18:43:00

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!!!
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18/12/2012 18:54:00

I bet gis thoughts were "take that Abramovich"
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18/12/2012 18:56:00

Thinking how much more ironic it will be if we end the season with ZERO 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
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18/12/2012 19:19:00

Congrats Robbie...and anyone who thinks RDM wont get a nice job with a decent club next summer must be leaving in dream land...
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18/12/2012 20:05:00

There's only one Di Matteo 16'...LEGEND.
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18/12/2012 20:54:00

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.
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18/12/2012 20:57:00

well done robbie much deserved!
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18/12/2012 21:33:00

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.
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19/12/2012 06:28:00

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
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19/12/2012 09:00:00

Congrats robbie,won it deservedly.although u are gone but the memory of u and munich would remain forever in our hearts
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19/12/2012 13:57:00

All the wonderful memory to relish and none have come our way since you left. Legend.....
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19/12/2012 13:59:00

Well deserved for last year RM,slightly different thus far,tough game at Leeds 2nite. KTBFFH
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19/12/2012 16:14:00

congrats Robbie :)
The Persian
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19/12/2012 23:10:00


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