Roberto Di Matteo is still being paid £130,000 per week by Chelsea, one year after being sacked by Roman Abramovich.
The astonishing revelation was brought to light by The Daily Mail‘s reporter Neil Ashton. He wrote:
“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 June 2014, meaning he is reluctant to take on another job for less money.”
Does Di Matteo have the best job in the world? You decide!
Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:
- Roberto Di Matteo ‘still being paid £130,000 per week by Chelsea’ — Yahoo Sport
- FA’s diving bans plan was blocked by the Premier League.. and referees themselves — The Mirror
- Dish CEO says merger with DirecTV ‘could make a lot of sense’ — The Verge
- Roku gets WatchESPN and Watch Disney channels — GigaOm
- Next Crystal Palace manager could be Dan Petrescu as chairman jets out for talks — The Mirror
- Rene Meulensteen emerges as surprise candidate for Crystal Palace — The Mail
- Malky Mackay to Crystal Palace? Moody makes it possible — Pro Soccer Talk
- Manchester United’s Michael Carrick could be out until 2014 with Achilles injury — The Mirror
- Hull City will have £11m deficit, despite Assem Allam taking spending to £75m — Hull Daily Mail
- NBC Sports Live Extra for iPhone loaded with VOD, but heavy on ads — Sports Business Daily
- Brooklyn Beckham Fulham trial set up by Jose Mourinho — The Mail
- PFA to discuss homegrown European quota proposal — BBC Sport
- David Beckham ‘set to be knighted in New Year’s Honours List’ — Metro
- Cristiano Ronaldo a worry for Portugal ahead of World Cup play-off — The Guardian
- BT given green light to bid for World Cup coverage — The Telegraph
- ‘Fifa’s 2015 presidential election will determine future of football’ — The Guardian
- Arsenal want Jack Wilshere to play for England only against Chile not Germany — The Mirror
- England’s grassroots flourishing under the successful Southampton regime — The Guardian
- World Cup 2014: Roy Hodgson says Africans have more chance than England — Metro
- Tab Ramos named U.S. Soccer youth technical director — US Soccer
- Ukraine fans turn out in thousands to get France tickets for World Cup play-off in Kiev — The Mail
UEFA Champions League
- Ajax fined for banner at Celtic game — BBC Sport
- David Weir eyes US/Canadian opportunities — ToffeeWeb
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