It has been widely suggested that Roberto Di Matteo will be given the Chelsea job after his incredible work in the second half of the season. William Hill offer 11/10 that the Italian is no longer boss on the first day of the 2013/14 season.
Di Matteo came in last season and performed admirably and it would be somewhat of an injustice if he was not given a fair crack of the whip, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly. Abramovichs axe, however, is never far from the necks of his managers and if RDM slips up in the shadow of Guardiola, wholesale changes could be afoot.
As Pep Guardiola stepped down at Barcelona, Roman Abramovichs eyes must have lit up, but with the Spaniard claiming that he wanted a year away from the game, the Chelsea tycoon could not bag his man. William Hill are, however, offering 6/1 that by the time the 2013/14 season rolls round, the former Barca boss is sat at the helm at Stamford Bridge.
Roberto Di Matteo to be manager at the start of the 2013/14 season: 4/6 yes; 11/10 no
6/1 Pep Guardiola to be Chesea manager at the start of the 2013/14 season
*both bets only count should Roberto Di Matteo be named as next permanent Chelsea manager
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