Posted: Thursday 17th May 2012 at 20:34 pm

Martin Rogers: CL trophy might not be enough to keep Roberto Di Matteo on the Chelsea bench

Goal :    Roberto Di Matteo faces being axed as Chelsea manager, even if he lands owner Roman Abramovich a $250 million-plus windfall by winning the Champions League.

Di Matteo took over as caretaker boss following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas in March and promptly led the team on a dramatic run all the way to Saturday’s final of Europe’s top club competition.

However, although victory over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena would earn Chelsea – and Russian oil billionaire Abramovich – a spectacular influx of cash, he still could find himself out of work in the summer.

A senior Chelsea source replied “about 160 million pounds” ($254.7 million) when asked by Yahoo! Sports in a telephone conversation what the estimated financial benefit of a Champions League triumph would be. That amount represents several factors, including the increased value of the Chelsea brand, prize money and associated merchandising sales.

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