The Italian coach won the FA Cup and Champions League in a three-month temporary capacity at Stamford Bridge and will now be offered the job on a permanent basisFor all the latest reports and transfer rumours, visit our dedicated section here.
Roberto Di Matteo is set to be named Chelsea manager on a full-time basis, according to widespread reports.
The Italian guided the Blues to a FA Cup win and a first ever Champions League crown after taking over on a temporary capacity in March following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas.
Those accomplishments seem to have persuaded owner Roman Abramovich to reward Di Matteo with a permanent role, after reported previous target Pep Guardiola elected to take a year out of management.
It has been speculated that Di Matteo will be offered an initial one-year contract with an option for a further season.
Chelsea’s league campaign, however, was disappointing, as the west London outfit eventually slipped to sixth place in the Premier League, their worst finish since Abramovich bought the club in 2003.
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Their league campaign appeared to take a back seat after they achieved an unlikely comeback against Napoli to progress to the Champions League quarter-final.
The Blues toppled Benfica before knocking out defending champions Barcelona with two remarkably robust performances in the semi-final which saw them go on to defeat Bayern Munich on penalties in the final.
And Abramovich now looks set to embark on a spending spree in order to return Chelsea to title contention next season. Lille playmaker Eden Hazard will join the club next month in a deal with over £30 million, with a possible deal for Porto forward Hulk also reportedly being negotiated.