Chelsea have moved quickly to deny rumours they are looking to bring Avram Grant back to the club to assist permanently interim boss Rafael Benitez.
Reports suggest Roman Abramovich is keen on bringing the Israeli back to Stamford Bridge to brighten up the place with his upbeat, jovial personality and to assist the achingly sincere, fans favourite Benitez.
An insider remarked, "Roman's looking to evolve the club's image on the back of recent unfavourable media coverage. Avram Grant's charisma added to Benitez's direct, upfront honesty should do just that."
Grant was very nearly the first Di Matteo, taking supply-teacher-like charge at Chelsea when they reached the 2008 Champions League final before failing miserably when miserably managing Portsmouth.
Plucked from the relative obscurity of Israeli club football at the time to take charge of one of Europe's marquee clubs, fans had to be assured of Grant's expertise. His happy-go-lucky nature however soon endeared him to fans."
A very serious football analyst commented, "Whether Abramovich has lost enthusiasm or money it is unclear but he certainly appears to be changing the landscape at Chelsea, as the football in the past three games will testify."
Indeed the transformation looks to be in motion, as the club insider noted"Roman's also thinking of changing the clubs colours to grey, signing Emile Heskey and bringing in a THIRD manager to assist the assistants."
The third manager is believed to be Chelsea favourite George Graham.