22 Nov 2012

Chelsea manager sacked

11:47 am on 22 November 2012

Chelsea have sacked their manager Roberto Di Matteo following their 3-0 loss to Juventus which has left the European champions facing elimination at the group stage of the Champions League.

Chelsea's loss in Turin means the London club is poised to become the first-ever Champions League winner to be knocked out in the group phase the following season.

Di Matteo was appointed on a permanent basis only in June, having led Chelsea to their first ever Champions League title after replacing Andre Villas-Boas in March.

Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties in the Champions League final in May, two weeks after defeating Liverpool 2-1 in the FA Cup final.