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  1. Rafa Benitez approached to be PSG manager - reports

    Kevin Palmer

    Paris Saint-Germain have approached Rafael Benitez to succeed wantaway boss Carlo Ancelotti, according to reports in France.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2013
  2. Chelsea striker Fernando Torres - Rafa Benitez deserves credit

    Kevin Palmer

    Fernando Torres has paid tribute to outgoing Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez and hailed his influence on a season that culminated with a top-three finish in the Premier League and Europa League glory.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  3. Rafael Benitez says next Chelsea boss will have it easy

    Kevin Palmer

    Outgoing Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez believes he has made life easier for his successor by laying the foundations for a new era of success at Stamford Bridge.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2013
  4. Andre Villas-Boas backs Rafael Benitez's Chelsea tenure

    Kevin Palmer

    Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas believes Rafael Benitez has been a success in his turbulent spell as Chelsea's interim manager.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2013
  5. Rafa Benitez: Top-four finish a priority for Chelsea

    Kevin Palmer

    Interim Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has reminded his players of the importance of securing a top-four finish this season on the eve of Thursday night's Europa League semi-final against FC Basel.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  6. Branislav Ivanovic: Tiredness is no excuse for Chelsea

    Kevin Palmer

    Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has insisted that tiredness "cannot be used as an excuse" for failure in the final stages of the season.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  7. Rafael Benitez: FA Cup win extends 'great season'

    Kevin Palmer

    Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez claimed he is overseeing a 'great season' at Stamford Bridge following his side's FA Cup quarter-final replay victory against Manchester United on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2013
  8. Rafael Benitez blames Chelsea woes on blogger

    Kevin Palmer

    Chelsea interim boss Rafael Benitez believes his troubled reign as Stamford Bridge chief has been undermined by the interference of a solitary teenage blogger hailing from the Czech Republic.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  9. Rafael Benitez praises Chelsea fans for supporting team

    Kevin Palmer

    Interim Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez refused to rise to the bait offered by reporters who goaded him in his post-match press conference following his side's 1-0 win against West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2013
  10. West Brom's Steve Clarke supports Rafa Benitez's anger

    Kevin Palmer

    West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke believes Rafael Benitez "didn't do a lot wrong" as the Spaniard attacked the Chelsea's supporters on Wednesday night, suggesting that most Premier League managers are little more than "interim" appointments.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2013
  11. Former Chelsea player Cundy says Benitez has only himself to blam...

    Kevin Palmer

    Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy believes interim boss Rafael Benitez has been guilty of orchestrating his own downfall at Stamford Bridge, after failing to win over the club's fans by adopting an attractive brand of football.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2013
  12. Manuel Pellegrini front-runner to succeed Rafa Benitez at Chelsea...

    Kevin Palmer

    Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini has emerged as a leading contender to take over as Chelsea manager, after Rafael Benitez confirmed his days as the club's interim boss are coming to an end.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  13. Rafa Benitez hints at Chelsea exit

    Kevin Palmer

    Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has given his broadest hint yet that he does not expect to stay at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of this season.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2013
  14. Chelsea's Benitez to sacrifice cups for Premier League top-four

    Kevin Palmer

    Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has hinted he will consider prioritising a top four finish ahead of cup glory in the final few weeks of the season, as a leg-weary Chelsea struggle to juggle their ambitions in three different competitions.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2013
  15. Chelsea's Rafa Benitez: Real Madrid my 'sweetheart' club

    Kevin Palmer

    Rafael Benitez has described Real Madrid as his sporting "sweetheart", as speculation mounts that he could be in line to replace Jose Mourinho at the Bernabeu next summer.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2013
  16. Rafael Benitez gives up on winninge over Chelsea fans

    Kevin Palmer

    Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has given up hope of winning over the Stamford Bridge faithful, insisting he has no regrets about putting himself in the firing line as the stand-in boss of the European champions.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2013