Chelsea FC to make statement about new first team manager.

Our aim is to remain as competitive as possible and challenge strongly on all fronts.

The owner and the Board would like to thank Roberto for all he has done for the club since taking over in March.

Roberto helped guide us to an historic Champions League victory and a seventh FA Cup. We will never forget the huge contribution he has made to this club's history and he will always be welcome at Stamford Bridge.

– Chelsea FC

The club will be making an announcement shortly regarding a new first team manager.

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