Rafa Benitez takes the managerial reins at Chelsea

Rafa Benitez has taken the Chelsea reins for the rest of the season, following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo.

The Spaniard has been out of work for nearly two years, after a less than successful spell at Inter Milan; however boasts a real managerial pedigree after winning major honours with both Valencia and Liverpool.

The move sees Benitez reunite with Fernando Torres, who enjoyed a successful time together at Anfield, and if anyone is capable of getting the best out of the Spanish striker then surely its Rafa.

Benitez is excited about the opportunity at Chelsea and was happy to be patient to find a club that matched his own ambitions

“The reason I have not coached for two years is that you are looking for a top side that can challenge for trophies, because there are not too many top sides that can challenge so I had to wait,”

“I am looking for a club that can challenge for trophies so Chelsea is one of these clubs.”

Chelsea’s 9th manager in eight years will be unveiled this morning at the Blues’ Cobham training ground.


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