Reports from the BBC and the Telegraph claim that former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is close to being appointed as the next manager of Chelsea.
Rafa Benitez is in advanced negotiations to become the new Chelsea manager with an announcement possible as soon as this evening. #cfc
His managerial record so far:
1995 - 2001: Real Valladolid, Osasuna, Extremadura, Tenerife.
Valencia 2001 - 2004: Two league titles and one UEFA Cup win.
Liverpool 2004 - 2010: One Champions League (2005), One FA Cup (2006), One UEFA Super Cup (2005), One Premier League second place finish (2009).
Inter 2010: Appointed in June 2010, he was sacked in December of the same year after a disappointing run of results.
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