Roberto Di Matteo Facts
Swiss-born Italian former footballer and the current caretaker manager of Chelsea
- As a midfielder, he played for the Schaffhausen, Zurich, Aarau, Lazio, and Chelsea.
- He was capped 34 times for Italy, scoring two goals, and playing in Euro 1996 and the 1998 World Cup.
- Early into the 2000–01 season, Di Matteo sustained a triple leg fracture in a UEFA Cup tie against Swiss side St. Gallen and spent the next eighteen months on the sidelines.
- He retired as a player in February 2002 at the age of 31 following injury problems.
- He never lost at Old Trafford.
- On the 29 June 2011, Di Matteo was announced as the assistant manager to new Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas.
- He was selected in the squad of Chelsea's greatest ever XI.
- He lead the Chelsea team out in the 2002 FA Cup Final, which Chelsea went on to lose 2–0 to rivals Arsenal.
- On 4 March 2012 he was appointed caretaker manager of Chelsea until the end of the season following the sacking of Villas-Boas.
- He lives in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.