Roberto Di Matteo Looking To Prove Himself At Chelsea

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 07 March 2012, 10:17

Interim Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo got off to a winning start following his side’s 2-0 win away to Birmingham City in their FA Cup fifth round replay. From now until the end of the season the former West Brom and MK Dons manager has an excellent chance to stake his claim and prove his managerial credentials to owner Roman Abramovich. If he can propel Chelsea into fourth spot and lead them to their fourth FA Cup in six years then he will cement his place as one of the key candidates for the job.

Di Matteo has stated that the priority is finishing in fourth place in order to ensure a Champions League qualification spot for next season. Chelsea have 11 league fixtures remaining, including crunch clashes against Man City, Tottenham, Newcastle, Arsenal and Liverpool. Di Matteo will boost his odds of landing the job if he can achieve this goal, with Chelsea priced at 13/8 with Stan James to finish in the top four. The Italian will also be looking to conjure up a comeback against Napoli in their Champions League second-leg next Wednesday. Chelsea trail the Serie A side 3-1 but will no doubt draw inspiration from Arsenal’s incredible second-leg performance against AC Milan.

Jose Mourinho remains the favourite in the Next Chelsea Manager Betting and he also appears to be the popular choice judging by the Chelsea fans vocal displays of adoration for their former manager during Tuesday night's win against Birmingham. One manager to throw his hat in the ring is former boss Glenn Hoddle, who is eager to carry on the work he started over 15 years ago. Meanwhile Brendan Rodgers and Harry Redknapp have ruled themselves out of a job in which former Chelsea boss Felipe Scolari recently described as “hell”.

Betting Odds Tips

Managers Departed

Last man down

Steve Ball
Steve Ball
(Colchester United)
23rd February
VIEW ALL CASUALTIES
x
Bet £10 Get £40 in Free Bets
Exclusive Promo Code
C40
JOIN NOW
#AD New customers using promo code C40 only. 1x per customer. Min £10/€10 bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Free bets paid as 2x £15/€15 (expires after 30 days). Max £10 Bonus. 35x wagering requirement. Max redeemable amount £25. Casino bonus expires 72 hours from issue. Eligibility rules, free-bet rules, game, location, payment-method, currency restrictions, stake contributions and terms and conditions apply. 18+ begambleaware.org.
x
Up to £100 in bet credits
Exclusive Promo Code
100BET365
JOIN NOW
#AD Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code ‘100BET365’ can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way. 18+ begambleaware.org.
Advert Disclaimer
Thesackrace.com is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Thesackrace.com accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.
Next in firing line Hottest Manager Markets

Premier League

Next Manager to Leave

Arsenal

Next Manager

Atletico Madrid

Next Manager

Burnley

Next Manager

Celtic

Next Manager

Colchester United

Next Manager

Crystal Palace

Next Manager

England

Next Manager

Liverpool

Next Manager

Manchester United

Next Manager

Newcastle United

Next Manager

Northampton Town

Next Manager

Paris St Germain

Next Manager

Real Madrid

Next Manager

Republic of Ireland

Next Manager

Southampton

Next Manager

Valencia

Next Manager
x
£20 Risk Free First Bet Money Back In Cash
New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is €/£20. T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
BET HERE
We use cookies to provide statistics that help give you the best experience of our site. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more
Got It