Chelsea sack Andre Villas-Boas, Di Matteo promoted
Chelsea have sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas after less than a year in charge at Stamford Bridge.
The decision came after their 1-0 defeat to West Brom with the west Londoners appointingRoberto Di Matteo as first team coach until the end of the season.
A statement on the club website read:The board would like to record our gratitude for his work and express our disappointment that the relationship has ended so early.
Unfortunately the results and performances of the team have not been good enough and were showing no signs of improving at a key time in the season.
The club is still competing in the latter stages of the Uefa Champions League and the FA Cup, as well as challenging for a top-four spot in the Premier League, and we aim to remain as competitive as possible on all fronts.
With that in mind we felt our only option was to make a change at this time.
With immediate effect Roberto Di Matteohas been appointed first team coach on an interim basis until the end of the season.