Roberto Di Matteo appointed Schalke head coach
Roberto Di Matteo has been appointed the new head coach for German Bundesliga side Schalke.
The former Chelsea boss ends an absence of almost two years from the game by succeeding Jens Keller, who was sacked on Tuesday morning following an indifferent start to the season.
He will come up against former club Chelsea next month when Schalke host Jose Mourinho’s side in the Champions League in Gelsenkirchen on November 25.
Di Matteo led Chelsea to the UEFA Champions League in 2012, stepping up from his role as assistant manager to replace Andre Villas-Boas after the Portuguese was dismissed in March 2012.
He signed a two-year contract to become permanent manager at Chelsea that summer, but departed in November that year following a 3-0 Champions League defeat to Juventus.
The 44-year-old began his managerial career at MK Dons, but left after a year to take charge at West Brom where he guided the Baggies to automatic promotion from the Championship in his first season.
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