Rafael Benitez quietly slipped out of Chelsea as the Europa League winners ended their season with a friendly loss to Manchester City at Yankee Stadium.
Manchester City caretaker manager Brian Kidd has praised his side's resilience after they clawed back from three goals down to stun Chelsea 4-3 in a friendly in St Louis.
Chelsea and Manchester City have announced a second post-season friendly in the United States with the 2012 European and English champions set to meet at New York's Yankee Stadium on May 25.
Benat denies January move
Stuart Pearce has admitted he would be interested in bringing Shaun Wright-Phillips back to Manchester City.