Roberto Di Matteo appointed Schalke manager, will face former side Chelsea in the Champions League !
Roberto Di Matteo , remember him? He once led Chelsea to their first Champions League triumph in 2012 but was sacked after a poor run of form the following season . And now he has been appointed Schalke manager after the Bundesliga strugglers sacked Jens Keller following a torrid start to the season.
The Italian has been without a club since being sacked by the Premier League club in November of the same year.
Schalke will face Chelsea in the Champions League group stage in Gelsenkirchen on November 25.
The Bundesliga club announced Keller's dismissal on Twitter on Tuesday after a disappointing start to the season that has seen Schalke pick up only eight points in seven league games.
Di Matteo, who was replaced at Stamford Bridge by Rafa Benitez, was still being paid £130,000-a-week by the Blues until June 2014.