Rafael Benitez prepared for the sack from Chelsea
Stamford Bridge boss Rafael Benitez believes he will not be given the chance to continue at Chelsea beyond this season. The interim manager heavily hinted towards an early exit from Chelsea in his latest news conference.
Rafael Benitez came to the helm after Roberto Di Matteo was sacked by Chelsea. Roberto Di Matteo helped Chelsea win their first Champions League title, but after their exit from the coveted European competition the Italian was given the marching orders.
The decision proved to be an unpopular one. Chelsea fans called upon the owner Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea board to bring back Roberto Di Matteo, but the case was already buried deep.
The decision of brining Rafael Benitez as successor to Roberto Di Matteo was even more unpopular among Chelsea fans. Rafael Benitez is considered to be “the enemy” by many Chelsea fans because of the Spaniard’s harsh comments against the London club back when he used to be the manager of Liverpool.
Rafael Benitez, who has admitted he is facing problems at Stamford Bridge, was recently forced to deny allegations of a quandary with senior players of the Chelsea. Rafael Benitez has now admitted that he is unsure of what future holds for him and believes his days in London are numbered.
“You know, more or less, how things go [at Chelsea] in terms of what happens if you lose or win,” Rafael Benitez said. “I have a job to do and the players are clever enough and realise they will be here next season with long contracts.
“I will be working hard until the end. We have to try to beat Middlesbrough and then move on. My job is to concentrate on the next game, not the speculation.
“It's not a question of character. It's a question of mistakes, of attention, of a lack of concentration, but we fight till the end. Don't forget, this team finished sixth last year, we have to fight now for the top three. I can guarantee the players know what we're trying to do and believe in it 100%. I am here to be in the top three, and do my best in every competition. After that, we will see.”