“Chelsea Football Club has appointed Rafael Benitez on place of temporaty manager until the end of the current season. Owners and the management of team believe that Benitez is a manager with great experience, who can immediately achieve desired results.
The Spaniard on Thursday for the first time will meet with the players ” , states in a brief statement to the public, Chelsea.
“Yes, I heard that Di Matteo was fired, but no one from the club has contacted me. Of course it’s very attractive job and such an offer would be hard to refuse,” said Benitez.
“Lately, my agent is looking for a new club, and I told him that I only want the one with whom i can make the right result, and Chelsea certainly falls into that category, “added the Spaniard”.
Now let’s look in the point-of-view of Chelsea supporters:
“We want longevity, we want trophies, we want success like anybody but this is making us look a bit like a laughing stock” – Chelsea Supporter Group Chair Trizia Fiorellino.
After all, Robert di Matteo’ (still extremely short) spell lasted 262 days, which is six days longer than Andre Villas-Boas got, 19 more than Avram Grant, and 29 extra than Luis Felipe Scolari.