ARTICLES RELATING TO RAFAEL BENITEZ

Rafa set for England return?

2014-05-13 12:49

Speculation is rife that Rafael Benitez could be returning to England as the next Tottenham Hotspur manager.

Reds loan Reina to Napoli

2013-07-20 10:40

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina is to be loaned out to Napoli, where he'll be reunited with former Reds coach Rafael Benitez.

Benitez wants top Europe club

2013-05-26 15:30

Rafael Benitez has admitted he wants to manage a team competing in the Champions League after ending his reign at Chelsea.

Chelsea have title shot - Rafa

2013-05-20 11:12

Rafael Benitez insists he has left behind a Chelsea side capable of challenging for the English Premier League title next season.

Benitez to avoid Euro play-off

2013-05-18 12:24

Rafael Benitez hopes to bid farewell to Chelsea by securing a win over Everton to guarantee qualification for the Champions League.

Hazard out of Europa final

2013-05-14 20:48

Chelsea's preparations for the Europa League final were dealt a blow with Eden Hazard being ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Benitez banks on final boost

2013-05-03 12:06

Rafael Benitez says he hopes Chelsea's fans would show him some appreciation after he guided the club into the Europa League final.

Benitez: Spurs game is vital

2013-04-08 17:27

Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez believes their clash against Tottenham will be key in the battle to qualify for the Champions League.

Mikel: Fan abuse doesn't help

2013-03-11 17:40

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel believes fan negativity towards manager Rafael Benitez is affecting the players.

Benitez: I won't be forced out

2013-02-28 21:28

Under-fire Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez insists there is no chance he will be forced out before his contract expires.

Benitez confirms Chelsea exit

2013-02-28 07:42

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez's patience with the fans finally snapped as he confirmed his intention to leave the club.

Rafa welcomes AFCON heroes

2013-02-16 13:39

The return of AFCON heroes John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses will bolster Chelsea's squad, Rafael Benitez has said.

Benitez rues fixture pile-up

2013-01-28 17:42

Interim manager Rafael Benitez admits his Chelsea players are beginning to suffer from the demands of a congested fixture list.

Benitez hails Mata

2012-12-27 11:47

Chelsea coach Rafael Benitez praised Juan Mata after the win at Norwich took the club to within four points of Manchester City.

Chelsea eager to floor Leeds

2012-12-18 20:17

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez will explain to his foreign players what playing against bitter rivals Leeds means to the club.

Benitez rues missed chances

2012-12-16 18:45

Chelsea coach Rafael Benitez is left disappointed after his side missed several chances before losing in the Club World Cup final.

Benitez focused on CWC

2012-12-15 11:31

Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez says he is unconcerned about his future with the team ahead of the CWC final.

Benitez: New style is working

2012-12-12 21:51

Interim Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez says his players are reaping the benefits of changes he had brought to the team's style of play.

No pressure, says Benitez

2012-12-10 21:52

Interim Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez has denied feeling any added pressure going into the Club World Cup in Japan.

Chelsea's groove back: Benitez

2012-12-09 13:07

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez claims their confidence couldn't be any higher as they prepare for the Club World Cup.

Chelsea get the blues

2012-12-06 07:08

Chelsea made the wrong sort of history as they became the first holders to exit the Champions League at the group stage.

CWC no refuge for Benitez

2012-12-04 12:30

Chelsea's Rafael Benitez goes into the CWC desperate for results and silverware but he will be acutely aware of the 2010 edition.

Benitez takes flak for tie

2012-12-01 15:41

Chelsea interim manager has taken more flak from fans after choosing to wear a tie not representing his new club's colours.

Benitez not bowing to fans

2012-11-27 19:09

Interim Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez once again refused to apologise for comments he made about their fans while at Liverpool.

Chelsea appoint Rafael Benitez

2012-11-21 21:50

Former Liverpool and Inter Milan coach Rafael Benitez has been appointed interim manager of Chelsea until the end of the season.

 

Maradona dreams of Napoli job

2013-10-17 19:30

Argentina legend, Diego Maradona, has expressed his desire to coach his former club Napoli after current manager, Rafa Benitez.

Benitez named Napoli coach

2013-05-27 22:34

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has announced on Twitter that Rafael Benitez will become the club's new manager.

Napoli meet with Benitez

2013-05-20 18:01

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has visited London to meet Rafael Benitez in a bid to lure him to the Serie A club.

Rafa signs off on a high

2013-05-19 20:10

Fernando Torres has ensured Rafael Benitez's reign at Chelsea ended with a third place finish, striking the winner against Everton.

Chelsea set for spending spree

2013-05-16 22:09

Interim manager Rafael Benitez has predicted that Chelsea will splash out on new players and return even stronger next year.

Rafa expects Mourinho return

2013-05-07 16:18

Rafael Benitez has said that he expected to be replaced as Chelsea boss by former Blues manager Jose Mourinho.

Benitez tight-lipped on Suarez

2013-04-24 22:21

Rafael Benitez refused to be drawn on the 10-game ban imposed on Liverpool striker Luis Suarez for biting Branislav Ivanovic.

Benitez eyes another 'top side'

2013-04-03 17:13

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez says he hopes to find a leading club to employ him when he leaves Stamford Bridge.

Ferguson in 'education' jibe

2013-03-11 07:44

Chelsea's Rafael Benitez has risked sparking a fresh war with Alex Ferguson by appearing to question Ferguson's "education".

Benitez gets little sympathy

2013-02-28 12:40

Former Chelsea players showed little sympathy for interim boss Rafael Benitez who said he was leaving the club.

Benitez: No Chelsea bust-up!

2013-02-26 18:27

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has dismissed media reports of a row between himself and some of his senior players.

Chelsea ease Benitez worries

2013-02-09 19:21

Chelsea have eased the pressure on boss Rafael Benitez with a comfortable win over Wigan at Stamford Bridge.

Benitez wants more depth

2013-01-03 14:44

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has bemoaned a lack of depth in his squad after his club's shock defeat by QPR.

Benitez eyes League Cup glory

2012-12-20 12:25

Rafael Benitez has targeted his first piece of silverware with Chelsea after they routed Leeds to book a League Cup semi-final spot.

Benitez promises handshake

2012-12-18 17:44

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez insists he is willing to shake hands with Leeds boss Neil Warnock in a bid to end their feud.

Benitez lauds Chelsea's grit

2012-12-15 16:02

Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has praised his team for showing passion and commitment ahead of the Club World Cup final.

Benitez seeks CWC boost

2012-12-14 10:27

Interim Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez goes into the CWC final hoping for a win to placate fans who have continued to boo him in Japan.

Chelsea battling jet-lag

2012-12-12 15:16

Chelsea are struggling to get over jet lag ahead of their Club World Cup semi-final against Monterrey of Mexico.

Benitez feeling no pressure

2012-12-10 11:00

Chelsea interim coach Rafael Benitez feels no pressure to win the Club World Cup in Japan, the Spaniard has said.

Torres fires Chelsea to win

2012-12-08 19:09

Fernando Torres scored twice as Chelsea won at Sunderland to record their first EPL win under interim manager Rafael Benitez.

Benitez defends Torres

2012-12-04 21:21

Chelsea's Fernando Torres, who appears to have lost his scoring touch, has been lauded for his defence by manager Rafael Benitez.

Benitez's position safe?

2012-12-02 18:56

Rafael Benitez's position as interim manager at Chelsea is secure despite a poor start, former assistant coach Ray Wilkins believes.

Fulham deny Chelsea goal

2012-11-29 07:30

Rafael Benitez is still searching for his first win as Chelsea boss after they were held to a goalless draw by Fulham.

Benitez eager to bag trophies

2012-11-22 22:02

Chelsea's interim manager Rafael Benitez says the challenge of trying to win trophies was too great an opportunity to turn down.

Benitez: I was right all along

2011-09-08 14:20

Former Inter Milan manager, Rafael Benitez has hit out at his former bosses for sacking him, saying time has shown he was right.

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