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The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 25 September 2013

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The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 24 September 2013

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<b>Roberto Di Matteo</b><br/>
Immediately installed as the favourite to replace Di Canio. Started his managerial career at Milton Keynes Dons before joining West Brom, whom he led to promotion to the Premier League. However, he was harshly dismissed in February 2011. Was given an opportunity to work as Andre Villas-Boas' assistant at Chelsea - which saw him made caretaker following the Portuguese manager's dismissal. Di Matteo would end up leading the Blues to an FA Cup and Champions League double. That saw him given the job on a permanent basis, but all too predictably, he was fired five months later. That he is another Italian may be viewed as a bonus if Sunderland plan to keep on Di Canio's backroom staff.

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A new manager is required at the Stadium of Light

<b>Roberto Di Matteo</b><br/>
Immediately installed as the favourite to replace Di Canio. Started his managerial career at Milton Keynes Dons before joining West Brom, whom he led to promotion to the Premier League. However, he was harshly dismissed in February 2011. Was given an opportunity to work as Andre Villas-Boas' assistant at Chelsea - which saw him made caretaker following the Portuguese manager's dismissal. Di Matteo would end up leading the Blues to an FA Cup and Champions League double. That saw him given the job on a permanent basis, but all too predictably, he was fired five months later. That he is another Italian may be viewed as a bonus if Sunderland plan to keep on Di Canio's backroom staff.
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The Sport Matrix: Monday 23 September 2013

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