Rafa’s Rant puts Chelsea hotseat back in spotlight
The end of this season will see the number of Chelsea managers who have worked under Roman Abramovich in the last decade reach double figures. Something surely he is less than thrilled about?
March 1st, 2013
Following current manager Rafa Benitez’s rant about fans on Wednesday night after Chelsea’s successful mid-week clash against Middlesbrough, the question of who will replace him has reared its head once more.
His fury at being labelled ‘interim-manager’ was evident during his outburst and he says is what’s contributed to the fans unrest and dislike of him.
“It’s because someone made a mistake. The put my title ‘interim manager’ and I will leave at the end of the season, so they don’t need to waste time with me. They have to concentrate on supporting the team, that’s what they have to do.”
He stressed his frustration over the focus of the fans being on him and not on supporting the team, which he says they really need. He continued by insisting that he still wants the fans to back him and the team and that he had no regrets regarding his move to Stamford Bridge. He did however confirm that he does not have any interest in continuing his role after this season ends, something surely everyone was already sure of.
Abramovich is forging ahead in his usual ruthless manner to find an iconic manager to run the club. David Moyes has for the last month been odds on favourite to take over the management of the team have today been over taken by Jose Mourihio. An interesting move for the Portuguese powerhouse, whose reign at Real Madrid has been successful to say the least.
To return to a club he left years before will surely make for slightly uneasy feelings, especially as the club he will return to is most certainly not the club that he left 5 years ago.
As this goes live the top 5 potential new mangers odds wise are;
Jose Mourinho 11/8
David Moyes 3/1
Manuel Pellingrini 7/1
Fabio Capello 12/1
Gus Poyet 12/1
So who do you think will be taking over the helm at Stamford Bridge?