Roberto Di Matteo is out, but will Rafa Benitez be in?
The rumour mill is spinning furiously this Wednesday that Chelsea, after sacking RDM less than six months after he completed the FA Cup and Champions League double, are about to appoint ex-Liverpool and Valencia gaffer Rafa Benitez as their new man in the dugout.
Putting to one side any serious discussion of whether Benitez really is the right man for the job at Stamford Bridge, it’s interesting to note how Chelsea fans have reacted in the past to suggestions that Benitez could fill the Chelsea hotseat.
Back at the start of the year when Andre Villas-Boas was sacked from the Pensioners top job, Benitez was also heavily linked to the west London vacancy by numerous media outlets.
For their part though, Chelsea fans were largely anti any Benitez appointment, as can be seen in the video below in which a throng of Blues’ supporters happily sung nasty songs about the Spaniard.
Below the fold are a handful of the most interesting Tweets on the possible Benitez-Chelsea union.
Relive how Chelsea fans feel about Rafa running their club below.
Sky Sports understands that Rafa Benitez is the man Chelsea have lined up to replace Roberto Di Matteo. www1.skysports.com/football/news/…
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) November 21, 2012
Rafa Benitez is interested in the Chelsea job but those close to him claim there’s been no approach yet. Returns from Abu Dhabi tmrw morning
— Dan Roan (@danroan) November 21, 2012
Just interviewed former Chelsea manager John Hollins. He has finger on pulse at the club, and he too is predicting Benitez appointment
— James Pearce (@Pearcesport) November 21, 2012
Rafa Benitez is a good coach, strong tactically, but not the right man for Chelsea’s high profile squad. That is my opinion.
— Pedro Pinto (@pedrocnn) November 21, 2012
Just think. Benitez could turn up at Chelsea, win Club World Cup and be world champion twice in 2 yrs in which he’s barely had a day’s work
— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) November 21, 2012
If Chelsea need a stand-in while they wait for Guardiola, then I think Redknapp would be far better than Benitez or Avram.
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_SM) November 21, 2012