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Rafa Benitez unveiled as new Chelsea manager


Rafa Benitez unveiled as new Chelsea manager


Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has been officially unveiled as Chelsea’s new interim manager.

The 52 year old, who told journalists he had not yet met with the owner Roman Abramovich, said fans should not be opposed to his appointment despite run-ins he had with the Blues when Liverpool manager.

Benitez, who managed Valencia to La Liga titles in 2002 and 2004, becomes the ninth manager since the arrival of Abramovich in 2003.

He replaces Roberto Di Matteo, who was sacked on Wednesday over the club’s latest embarrassing loss to Juventus in Europe.

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