Chelsea sack manager Villas-Boas
Andre Villas-Boas has been sacked by Chelsea after less than a year in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s decision comes on the back of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by West Bromwich Albion and a run of just three Premier League wins in their last 12 games.
The 34-year-old Portuguese only took over as manager in June 2011.
Former Chelsea midfielder Roberto di Matteo has been put in charge as first-team coach on an interim basis until the end of the season.
A statement on the club’s website read: “Unfortunately the results and performances of the team have not been good enough and were showing no signs of improving at a key time in the season.”
Chelsea visit Championship side Birmingham for an FA Cup fifth-round replay on Tuesday.
More to follow.