Rafael Benitez on good terms with Chelsea owner despite outburst
It has been yet another tumultuous season for Chelsea FC who will once again be searching for a permanent manager in the summer.
February 28th, 2013
Jose Mourinho is the only man who has had a reasonably long stint in the Stamford Bridge hot seat, with the latest Blues manager falling foul of supporters right from the beginning.
Rafael Benitez has been paid handsomely to become interim manager of Chelsea for a few months although the Spaniard is clearly dismayed at a lack of respect from the board and fans of the club.
Wednesday’s outburst wasn’t too unexpected, although Benitez claims that he remains on good terms with Roman Abramovich and will see his current role out until the end of the season.
“My relationship with the owner is really good,” Benitez told BBC’s Football Focus. “Every time I talk to Abramovich about football, I enjoy (it).
“I know that he wants to win. I’m here because he wants to win and I will try to do my best until the last day.
“The relationship is fine. I don’t have any problem with anyone.
“I have conversations with Michael Emenalo, the technical director, every single day. He watches the training sessions, we talk about football and when I meet Roman Abramovich, we talk about football.
“We talk like normal people. We share a passion for football.”