Interim Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is doing a good job for Chelsea at the moment. He has engineered a dramatic turnaround in fortunes for the Southwest London club.
They now find themselves in a Champions League semifinal against Barcelona, an FA Cup semifinal and are still in the hunt for a Champions League spot next season.
Furthermore, he has overseen something of a turnaround in the fortunes of striker Fernando Torres. The £50 million acquisition scored twice in the FA Cup against Leicester, and grabbed himself another against Aston Villa.
David Luiz is also playing a lot better—as this article points out. The Brazilian has always been excellent going forward, but he seems to have improved in terms of discipline since Di Matteo has taken over.
There are still crunch games against Arsenal and Tottenham to be played, which will no doubt play a role in whether or not Di Matteo gets the job full-time, but even if Chelsea don't make the top four, Chelsea should still give the Italian the job.
Yes, he lacks managerial experience and that didn't work out so well with Andre Villas-Boas, but Di Matteo knows the club and is popular with the players. What's more, there's no need to shell out compensation as they had to with AVB.
There is clearly a risk that Di Matteo would crack under the pressure of a title challenge, as managers have done in the past, given the fact that he has never been in charge of a top-level title challenge.
However, with a bit of rebuilding over the summer, Di Matteo could well get the job done for Chelsea, assuming Roman Abramovich is prepared to take the risk.