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Rafael Benitez was given a hostile reception by Chelsea fans at his first match in charge of the Blues - and a goalless draw with Manchester City did nothing to help.
There were expletive-laden chants of "you're not wanted here", and signs reading 'Benitez out' - coupled with songs and banners hailing the sacked Roberto Di Matteo.
And fans outside the stadium told ITV News that Benitez will "never be a Chelsea man" and he is "not the right man" for the job.
Rafa Benitez said he decided to become Chelsea's interim manager for seven months "to win trophies".
At his first press conference as Chelsea's new interim manager, Rafa Benitez told journalists, "I wanted to stay in Europe, I wanted to stay in England, my priority has always been the Premier League".
Chelsea's interim manager Rafa Benitez said he took his new role as he was looking for "a top side that can fight for trophies", adding, "When you have a chance like this, you have to take it".
"I don't care about the short term" of the contract, he said.
Rafa Benitez has been officially unveiled as Chelsea's new interim manager at his first press conference at Stamford Bridge.
New Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has arrived at the club's Cobham training ground.
The 52-year-old former Liverpool boss, who has signed a deal until the end of the season, will be presented as Chelsea's ninth manager since 2003 at a press conference later today.
Andre Villas-Boas has hit out at Chelsea following the surprise sacking of Roberto Di Matteo, who succeeded him in the Stamford Bridge hot seat.
The Tottenham manager said: “At Chelsea, I think another sacking is just like any other day at the office.”
He praised Di Matteo – who outlasted Villas-Boas’ tenure by five days - for winning two major trophies during his nine months in charge.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has now sacked seven managers since he bought the club nine years ago.
Rafa Benitez has been appointed as the club's interim manager until the end of the season and will meet players at the club's Cobham training ground this morning.
Ex-Chelsea defender Paul Elliott has told Daybreak that Roman Abramovich was right to to sack Roberto Di Matteo.
He said: "You're in a results business. It's been a very difficult month for Chelsea. Come judgement day, it's all about results and results haven't been good."
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Of the six managers that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has appointed since Jose Mourinho, four have been sacked during their ninth month.
Roberto Di Matteo has become the latest in a line of Chelsea managers to leave the club under Roman Abramovich ownership