Spaniard takes over at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea Football Club can confirm Rafael Benitez has been appointed interim first-team manager until the end of the season.
The owner and the Board believe that in Benitez we have a manager with significant experience at the highest level of football, who can come in and immediately help deliver our objectives.
The two-time UEFA Manager of the Year comes with outstanding pedigree. He began his managerial career in his homeland, most notably at Valencia where he built a reputation as one of Europe’s top coaches by winning the Spanish League twice and the UEFA Cup. He then spent six years at Liverpool and led them to their fifth European Cup and an FA Cup.
SOURCE: Official Chelsea Website
So there you have it.
Rafa Benitez is in charge until the end of the season and then one would imagine depending on how successful the former Liverpool boss has been a new deal could be offered to the 52 year old.
How do Chelsea fans feel about this appointment.
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