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Roberto Di Matteo resigns as Schalke head coach

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Roberto Di Matteo, head coach of Schalke 04, has today resigned, stating frustration and a difference of opinion with the club are the reasons why he has left.

His departure follows the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti from Real Madrid and Steve McClaren from Derby County, whilst Sam Allardyce has also left West Ham.

Di Matteo at Schalke

Di Matteo still had two years to run on his contract with the German outfit but has decided to cut his time at the club short. When he joined in 2014 they sat in 11th place and since taking over they have managed to move up to 6th place.

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Still regarded as a big side in Germany, many might say that the team are under-achieving and should be pushing for the Champions League places or even a potential title push. 

Mixed fortunes

The Italian has had a mixed time with the German club this season, moving from 11th to 3rd mid-season and then dropping back down the table and finishing 6th. He took charge of 33 games all told, leading the club to 14 wins, seven draws and 12 losses in all competitions.

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He has decided to leave only seven months into his contract and will now be looking for potential new clubs to manage.

Di Matteo may well interest some Premier League sides such as Newcastle United or West Ham as he already has Premier League management experience from his time at both West Brom and Chelsea and would be a high profile manager to bring to the club.

Football fans, where do you think Di Matteo is going to end up next? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.

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