Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 5/10/13
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John Obi Mikel hopes Wednesday's final in Amsterdam is his last Europa League appearance for what he has deemed a "crazy" time season Chelsea . Chelsea finished last season with an interim manager and won the FA Cup and Champions League ; 12 months on, history could repeat itself somewhat as Rafael Benitez bids to lead the Blues to Europa League glory ahead of Benfica and a top-four finish in the Premier League . Benitez will leave at the end of the season, when his current short-term deal expires, with Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho the leading contender to replace him as Roberto Di Matteo's permanent successor. "The club is crazy, it is," Mikel said. "But we have to keep doing our job. We're players. "The board, the owners, make the decision and we have to stick by whoever comes in. "I don't know what's happening. It seems another manager is going to come in." What Mikel does hope is that, whoever the new manager is, Chelsea are vying for the Champions League title once more...
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