Official: Roberto Di Matteo Sacked By Aston Villa After Disastrous Start To Life In The Championship

Chris Wright

3rd, October 2016



After just 124 days at the helm, Roberto Di Matteo has been sacked as Aston Villa manager this morning.

It would appear that Saturday’s 2-0 away defeat against Preston was the final straw, with Di Matteo departing with just one Championship win to his name in his 11 games in charge.

Villa have pulled the plug with the club wallowing down in 19th position in the Championship pile – this despite spending around £50million on nine players over the course of the summer.

According to the Guardian, Villa’s top brass viewed the Italian’s dismissal as little more than “a formality”.

The usual suspects are being mentioned as replacements, with Steve Bruce, Steve McClaren and Huddersfield coach David Wagner all shaping up as potential candidates for the vacancy.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I reckon “doctor owner” will hire Pep and have Mourinho as his assistant – after all, they are going to be the biggest club in Europe in 5 years dont ya know…

  2. Jarren says:

    McClaren has got such a varied success rate, it’s hard to have any confidence in him.

    Yeah he did well at Middlesborough & Derby (as well as in the “Nederlansch”), but you know yourself Chris how he can go tits up at the change of the weather.

    Steve Bruce is a much more solid choice.

    Thing is, who really wants the Villa job? Has the team really changed mentality that much from last season?

    Must be heart wrenching for Villa fans to see their once proud club in this state.

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