Date: 22nd November 2012 at 4:49pm
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I was sat down looking at events at Chelsea and trying to digest the loss in Turin, when I was trying to convince myself that Roberto Di Matteo still needs time and can still be around.

I remembered he was our interim manager before he was given the job. It prompted me to start looking into the issue of our interim managers since Mourinho’s sacking and realized that they were very successful in the jobs they were given.

1). After Mourinho – Avram Grant took Chelsea to their first ever Champions League Final only to lose to Manchester United and also went all the way to the last day in the league and almost took it from Manchester United also.

2). Scolari – Hiddink, after Avram Grant in came Scolari, who was sacked after only 244 days and Hiddink was the interim manager, who pushed Chelsea up and if not for the bad refereeing, they were destined to be in the next Champions League Final against Manchester United again.

3). Andre Villas-Boas – Roberto Di Matteo, after Hiddink, in came Carlo who against all odds managed a first Chelsea double and was lucky to hold up till the end of the second season. AVB was hired and after some 256 days or so, he was fired just to be succeeded by his deputy RDM, who became the first and only manager to give Roman the cup he really craved for a very long time, spicing it with the FA Cup. He was fired after 267 days.

4). In comes now Benitez as the interim manager.

Is the good run of the interim managers going to continue, and are we going to be the Champions this season against all odds? I am just thinking loud. What is your take?