It remains to be seen how long Chelsea ‘Interim’ manager Rafael Benitez remains in his current role. After his outburst last week regarding his ‘Interim’ job title some thought he would be lucky to be in the dug out to take charge of the team against West Brom on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013.
But make it he did despite the continued vocal and visual protests by a large section of the Chelsea fans. No sooner after guiding the team to a 1-0 victory bets were again being taken as to when he will leave and who will replace him – not a job many will want given the current circumstances at the club – with the new manager facing a desperate up hill battle to appease pretty much everyone involved with Chelsea FC.
Poor Mr. Benitez has done nothing wrong, well, apart from the comment he made about Chelsea fans back in 2007 while in charge of Liverpool. Prior to a European Champions League tie against his future employers, Benitez commented –
“We don’t need to give away flags for our fans to wave – our supporters are always there with their hearts, and that is all we need. It’s the passion of the fans that helps to win matches – not flags.”
At the time I am sure he never envisioned that one day he would be the manager of Chelsea Football Club. Ever since he took on the role at Chelsea back in November, 2012 his life has been nothing short of a living hell, particularly at the hands of the fans who show no signs of holding back in voicing their dislike, displeasure and disgust for the man from Spain.
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