Comment: In Praise of Rafa Benitez
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THERE has only really been one winner from Rafa Benitez’s stint as ‘interim manager’ at Chelsea: Rafa himself. When Roberto di Matteo was sacked as Chelsea manager in November of last year, fans of the West London club were clamouring for Pep Guardiola or the return of José ‘The Special One’ Mourinho. The reality was, however, that Mourinho was never likely to leave Spanish giants Real Madrid midway through the season and Guardiola was not going to break from his sabbatical. The Chelsea fans therefore got Rafa Benitez as an interim manager for the rest of the season instead.
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