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Italian no longer leading the Roman Empire.

Stamford Bridge is beginning to resemble and old fashioned timber merchant, with the amount of times Roman Abramovich has brought the axe down on his managers.

This morning Roberto Di Matteo became the victim of the Chelsea white hot seat, a recent dip in league form and yesterday’s loss at the hands of Juventus conspired to bring about the Italians downfall.

Despite being the first manager in the Abramovic era to lead the team to the much coveted Champions League, an unachieved feat that had cost previous managers their job; it appears that Di Matteo has quickly fallen out of favour with the owner.

Exactly who would actually be seriously interested in such a precarious position remains to be seen. But if the Roman empire continues to dismiss its charges in the same vein, the club will soon become a laughing stock, at which point the Russian billionaire is likely to become bored with life at the Bridge and find himself another toy to play with.

Early rumours suggest that Chelsea’s old adversary Rafa Benitez could step in to fill the void on a temporary basis, with Abramovic still set on landing ex Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola and the man they called the Spanish Waiter appears happy to step in for the time being.

Benitez is linked with almost every high profile position available, having not worked since he was sacked by Inter Milan in 2011, including twice with his former club Liverpool. But having never left his North West home after being let go as Liverpool manager, Benitez has only seemed keen on vacancies within the Premier League, meaning it could be the perfect fit.

Though in our opinion, if Chelsea would be better to approach Guardiola now and allow him the rest of the season and the January transfer window to acclimatise himself with the premier league, than appoint yet another short term fix.