A former Italian professional footballer and manager who is widely regarded a Chelsea FC legend, Roberto Di Matteo is an incredibly decorated and respected footballing personality that is available to hire as a speaker for events, dinners and functions across the UK through the Champions Speakers agency. Small in stature but certainly large in the impact he made for Chelsea Football Club, Di Matteo has won silverware as both a player and manager showcasing his ability to succeed within various aspects of the game. An expert in maximising success, peak performance and management, the charismatic and revered Roberto Di Matteo is guaranteed to be a hit with your audience.
Exceptionally well placed to discuss the recipe for success, Di Matteo fully understands the components that lead to a thriving environment as well as how to get the best out of people, something he showed implicitly during his time at Chelsea as the manger where he was praised for his brilliant man management. Adept at performing under pressure and providing motivation, Di Matteo is the perfect speaker for any event whether it be of a sporting or corporate nature given his highly impressive skillset and track record.
Having represented the likes of Zurich and Lazio, Di Matteo began his professional career at Schaffhausen but went on to become best known for his six years at Chelsea FC. A deep-lying midfielder that combined tenacious defence with creative playmaking, during his time as a player at Stamford Bridge, Di Matteo played an integral part in winning two FA Cup titles, a Football League Cup, a FA Charity Shield, a UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and a UEFA Super Cup. Forced to retire aged just 31 due to a tragic incident which saw him sustain a triple leg fracture in a UEFA Cup tie, Di Matteo was forced to deal with huge adversity as a result on the dire results of an injury that curtailed his career when he was at his prime.
Showing tremendous resolve, drive and determination, Roberto Di Matteo did not let the psychological battle he had from a footballing injury to hamper him as he turned his hand to management. Beginning his managerial career with MK Dons before moving on to West Bromwich Albion, Roberto led the side to promotion from the Football League Championship finishing as runners up. Impressing as a manager, Di Matteo took on the role assistant manager at his former beloved club, Chelsea before being given the reigns on a more permanent basis.
It was at Chelsea where he sealed his legendary status at the club leading them to a FA Cup title before landing the coveted and prestigious UEFA Champions League trophy, a quite remarkable achievement amid speculation over his future despite the huge success he achieved as a manager. Despite being in the role just eight months, Di Matteo managed to win two trophies yet was controversially dismissed as Chelsea manager. Since managing Schalke 04 and Aston Villa, the former Italian international that was capped on 34 occasions for his country has also worked as pundit.
To book Roberto Di Matteo as the football speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.
When at corporate events, Roberto is known to cover the following topics:
- The Champions League
- EFL Championship
- Premier League
- Drive & Determination
- Football Management
- Chelsea Football Club