BREAKING – Chelsea appoint Benitez

Chelsea have confirmed the appointment of Rafael Benitez as interim first-team manager until the end of the season. More to follow.

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 52-year-old Spaniard is due to meet the players at the training ground in Cobham tomorrow.

– An official Chelsea statement.

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