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Rafa Benitez is confident about winning back Chelsea fans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
New Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez is hopeful that he can win over the fans with the right results.
The Spaniard was appointed as the manager of the London club after Roman Abramovich unceremoniously sacked Roberto Di Matteo. Di Matteo’s dismissal, despite winning the Champions League last season, came as a shock for the fans and players and the appointment of Benitez was met with further disapproval.
Benitez was welcomed with boos ringing round the Stamford Bridge during Chelsea’s last match against Manchester City. Benitez during his Liverpool days had made many infamous remarks about Chelsea and its fans, which the Stamford Bridge faithful haven’t forgotten in a hurry.
Chelsea supporters’ group had earlier urged Benitez to apologize to the fans for the comments he made in the past. Although the Spaniard, who was out of job for nearly two years since being sacked at Inter, didn’t issue an...
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Roman Abramovich lacks the minerals of a true leader - originally posted on Soccerlens.comRoman Abramovich lacks the minerals
Roman Abramovich may have made his fortune from trading in the world’s natural resources, but he distinctly lacks the minerals when it comes to managing resources of the human (footballing) variety.
Following the cowardly, premature dismissal of the Champions...
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It is no secret that the tenure of Sir Alex Ferguson is coming to an end at Old Trafford. The question now is just how much longer the 70-year-old manager of Manchester United will continue to manage the club. If recent reports are to be believed, that exit could be around the corner as the team is currently in negotiations with the man they want to lead the team into the future...