Aston Villa Appoint Roberto Di Matteo As Head Coach With Steve Clarke As Assistant

Chris Wright

2nd, June 2016

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A wee tidbit of afternoon breaking news for ye, in that Aston Villa have named Roberto Di Matteo as their new head coach.

While Villa haven’t officially confirmed the appointment yet, BBC Sport are reporting that Di Matteo has taken over with Steve Clarke as his assistant.

The pair have never worked in tandem in a managerial sense but did spend two years on the playing staff together at Chelsea way back when.

Di Matteo replaces Remi Garde at the helm, who simply dissolved into a wisp of gloomy mist shortly before Villa were relegated from the Premier League at the tail end of last season.

Villa have it all on to bounce straight back, but that’s one hell of a coaching double team by Championship standards.

New owner Tony Xia’s first order of business certainly looks a strong one.

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  1. Jarren says:

    Yeah, looks on paper like a promising strong partnership.

    Definitely looking forward to watching Villa’s season in the Championship.

    Oh, and by the way…

    “Di Matteo replaces Remi Garde at the helm, who simply dissolved into a wisp of gloomy mist shortly before Villa were relegated from the Premier League at the tail end of last season.”

    Very well said.

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