RAFAEL BENITEZ RUMORS

Benitez pleased with Mertens´ progression

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez has praised the development of forward Dries Mertens since his move from PSV in June. The […]
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Benitez concedes Napoli ´missing something´

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez conceded his team still lack the consistency required to challenge for the Serie A title. Parma […]
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Benitez hits back at Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

Benitez hits back at Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Rafael Benitez is not a friend of Jose Mourinho. The Spaniard formed a certain enmity with the Portuguese, when he was a manager at Liverpool. During Mourinho’s first spell at Chelsea, the Portuguese won league titles, twice in his first two seasons, but Rafa’s Liverpool defeated the Blues...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Benitez: Everyone at Chelsea was waiting for me to leave

Benitez: Everyone at Chelsea was waiting for me to leave - originally posted on Soccerlens.comNapoli boss Rafael Benitez didn’t enjoy a great time during his time at Chelsea, where he served as an interim-manager of the London club last season. It was obvious. Fans were quick to understand Rafa’s tactical acumen, but he was never going to be favourite among the fans, because...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Benitez targets January raid on Liverpool according to reports in Italy

Benitez targets January raid on Liverpool according to reports in Italy - originally posted on Soccerlens.comNapoli and former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is looking to bolster his defensive options in the January transfer window and have targeted Liverpool defensive duo – Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger – as per reports from Italian newspaper CorrieredelloSport. Benitez...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Benitez: New job hunt started

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has revealed that the hunt for his next job is already under way. Benitez, who will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, has been given a rough ride by the club's supporters since he replaced fan favourite Roberto Di Matteo on a short-term deal. But having done enough to ensure a Champions League place next season with Saturday...
Via Fox Soccer
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Benitez points finger at United

Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez reopened his feud with Sir Alex Ferguson by accusing the Manchester United manager of snubbing his attempt to shake hands before the start of Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford. Benitez claimed he was waiting to shake hands with the United boss but Ferguson walked past him without doing so. The Chelsea interim manager said: "I was...
Via Fox Soccer
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Chelsea's Eden Hazard gets red card for kicking at time-wasting ball boy (Video)

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard was sent off in the 80th minute of Wednesday's second leg of their Capital One semifinal for trying to kick the ball from underneath a Swansea ball boy who was laying on top of it in order to waste time. With Swansea was leading 2-0 on aggregate, Hazard attempted to retrieve a ball that went out of bounds, but a Swansea ball boy fell on top of...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Benitez hints at Chelsea purchases

Rafael Benitez says Chelsea are looking to bring in reinforcements in January, saying cryptically: "We'll see if there are any surprises." Oriol Romeu's season-ending injury has left the European champions short of holding midfielders, with their only other recognised player in that position, John Obi Mikel, on African Nations Cup duty next month. Chelsea have...
Via Fox Soccer
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Chelsea hires Benitez as interim boss

Chelsea has hired Rafa Benitez as interim manager until the end of the season, only hours after firing Roberto Di Matteo following the club's dip in form in the Premier League and Champions League title defense. Benitez replaces Roberto Di Matteo, who was sacked on Wednesday morning following Chelsea's disappointing 3-0 defeat at Juventus which leaves them on the brink of...
Via Fox Soccer
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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