Roberto Di Matteo named as Aston Villa's new manager

The 46-year-old Italian previously won Champions League during short spell in charge of Chelsea


Reuters June 03, 2016
PHOTO: AFP

LONDON: Roberto di Matteo is the new manager of Aston Villa, the former English champions said on their website on Friday.

The 46-year-old Italian, who won the Champions League during a short spell in charge of Chelsea, takes over weeks after the club were relegated from the Premier League.

“It’s a wonderful honour for me to become manager of this great football club, and I’m looking forward to the challenge of taking Aston Villa back to its rightful place,” Di Matteo said.

Villa relegated as Sunderland, Newcastle boost survival hopes

Villa endured a dreadful season, sacking manager Tim Sherwood in October as well as his replacement Remi Garde in March.

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