Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) — Chelsea fired Roberto di Matteo as
coach a day after a 3-0 loss at Juventus put the European
champion on the brink of elimination from the Champions League.
Chelsea said in a statement on its website that the team’s
recent performances “have not been good enough” and the board of directors felt a change was necessary.
The club, which dropped to third place in Group E behind
Juventus with one game remaining, must beat Nordsjaelland and have Shakhtar Donetsk defeat Juventus to avoid becoming the
first titleholder to exit at the group stage.
Chelsea said it would make an announcement “shortly”
regarding a new manager.
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