Labrokes favour former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho over Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp to replace Rafa Benitez:
Rafa is 7/4 to quit before the end of the season with Mourinho the 6/4 favourite to replace him at #CFC
William Hill offer 10/1 on Benitez to have left the club by noon today and 3/1 on an exit by 3pm on Saturday:
A Chelsea spokesman has told ITV News that Rafael Benitez will be taking a training session today and that it is "business as usual" at the club.
A report on the official Chelsea website makes little mention of Rafa Benitez's angry tirade at fans last night.
The article plays down the incident, saying instead that the manger merely "expressed his wish for the fans to unite in creating a positive atmosphere":
In addition to considering the action on the pitch on Wednesday evening, Benitez expressed his wish for the fans to unite in creating a positive atmosphere for the team to play in at our games.
'It will be much better for everyone to have a good atmosphere and to back the players,' he said.
Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez revealed during a press conference last night that he will stand down at the end of the season.
Speaking after Chelsea's 2-0 win against Middlesbrough, Benitez said he was "disappointed" with some fans who he described as "wasting time" making negative banners instead of supporting the club.
He also revealed that he did not expect the word "interim" to be added to his title when he signed his contract:
Chelsea's interim manager Rafael Benitez has complained about fans "wasting time" by making negative banners. Here is a selection of anti-Benitez banners over the years:
Watch Rafael Benitez's interview with ITV4 after Chelsea beat Middlesbrough 2-0 at the Riverside Stadium in the FA Cup fifth-round.
Chelsea fans have been giving their reactions to interim manager Rafael Benitez's outburst on Twitter:
Chelsea fans didn't give him a chance? What did u expect? It was made clear he wasn't wanted even before he got employed. #CFC
As much as I want Rafa gone, this is getting out of control. He said fans should back the team, or accept results can't improve. #CFC
On a more positive note: whoever the next Chelsea manager is, will benefit massively from not being Benitez.
Rafa says 'don't worry about me, i'm leaving at the end of the season'. Still time for Chelsea fans to get him to change his mind.
With this Rafa rant at fans, at 'interim' title bestowed on him etc, his departure may come a lot sooner than the end of the season.
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