The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Roberto Di Matteo was named permanent manager of Chelsea after leading the club to its first Champions League soccer title.
Chelsea’s Russian billionaire owner has a simple message for the coach who’ll replace Roberto Di Matteo, fired by the west London soccer club today: Win.
Chelsea hired former Liverpool coach Rafael Benitez as interim soccer manager until the end of the season after firing Roberto Di Matteo, an appointment that may pave the way for an approach to Pep Guardiola.
Chelsea fired manager Andre Villas- Boas after eight months in charge, as the west London soccer team slipped further back in the race for England’s final Champions League slot.
Chelsea’s new manager Andre Villas- Boas named former West Brom manager Roberto di Matteo as his No. 2.
Roy Hodgson was named manager of West Bromwich Albion, taking over for the fired Roberto Di Matteo as the English club fights to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Manchester United beat nine-man Chelsea 3-2 to move to within a point of the Premier League leader, which suffered its first league defeat this season.
"We're massively disappointed that these key decisions were wrong. It always seems to be in favor of the opposition and it's a massive disadvantage for us."
- Di Matteo on Oct 28, 2012