The back pages of the papers this morning are reporting that Chelsea have contacted the ex-Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez to take over at Chelsea until the end of the season, when Abramovich will try and get Pep Guardiola to make the move from Barcelona.
The Mail reports: Rafa Benitez is on the brink of being appointed the new Chelsea manager and could be in place for Tuesday’s FA Cup fifth-round replay against Birmingham.
Andre Villas-Boas’s team slumped to another embarrassing defeat yesterday, losing 1-0 at West Bromwich Albion, and the young Chelsea boss admitted he did not know if he would survive in the job much longer.
Chelsea have already made contact with former Liverpool manager Benitez and, asked if he thought he would still be in charge for Tuesday’s game, Villas-Boas said: ‘Don’t ask me, ask the owner.’
I can’t think of a more despicable coach to come to Stamford Bridge. Okay he may have won a couple of Champions League trophies but he doesn’t give a damn about the players. Or perhaps Abramovich thinks that he can get Fernando Torres scoring again??