Chelsea Still Paying Ex-Manager Roberto Di Matteo £130,000-a-Week

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVNovember 12, 2013

Roberto Di Matteo is still being paid by Chelsea
Roberto Di Matteo is still being paid by Chelsea

No wonder Roberto Di Matteo is not rushing back into the job market.

According to the Daily Mail, the Italian is still being paid £130,000-a-week by Chelsea—despite being sacked by the Premier League club 12 months ago.

The financial arrangement perhaps explains why Di Matteo, who has been linked with vacancies at clubs including Sunderland and Galatasaray since departing Stamford Bridge, has yet to re-enter the managerial game.

Often such compensation arrangements end when a sacked manager finds a new club—Di Matteo is set to continue receiving payments from Roman Abramovich's club until June.

Then again, Di Matteo may feel it is all he deserves after delivering the Champions League to the club in 2012.

#CFC still paying Di Matteo a staggering £130k a week despite sacking him a year ago #Legend

— ☆Shaurya☆™ (@ShauryaCFC) November 12, 2013

Neil Ashton writes in the Mail:

Roberto Di Matteo is still being paid £130,000 a week by Chelsea despite being sacked 12 months ago.

The Italian was unable to reach a settlement with owner Roman Abramovich on his three-year deal when he was fired six months after winning the Champions League as interim boss.

Di Matteo has already banked almost £7million and will continue to pick up the king-sized salary until next June, meaning he is reluctant to take on another job for less money.

Consider it: £130,000-a-week for doing nothing or much less for trying to curb Lee Cattermole's red card habit?

It isn't really much of a choice, is it?