Aston Villa sack Roberto Di Matteo

Aston Villa sack Roberto Di Matteo


Aston Villa have confirmed the sacking of manager Roberto Di Matteo after a poor life to start in the Championship.

Assistant and former West Brom coach Steve Clarke will take over as caretaker boss.

The Italian, who led Chelsea to a first ever UEFA Champions League crown in 2012, has been unable to alter the Midlands club’s ailing fortunes.


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Pressure had continued to grow as the season wore on and his dismissal was confirmed on Monday.

“Aston Villa Football Club has today parted company with manager Roberto Di Matteo,” a statement read.

“The club decided to act following a run of disappointing results which has the left the team occupying 19th position in the Championship.

“The club would like to place on record its appreciation to Roberto for all his efforts in helping rebuild the squad and wish him well for the future.

“Steve Clarke will take over as caretaker manager during the search for a new manager.”

The Villans sit 19th in the Championship with just one win to their name, four places above the relegation zone.

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