Chelsea fans will never be happy with Rafa

by Thomas

Chelsea supporters’ have said that they will continue to give Rafael Benitez a hard time at the club and for as long as he is in charge, as they simply don’t want him managing the side.

When Benitez emerged from the tunnel on Sunday afternoon before the Blues’ clash with Manchester City, there were boos from all over the ground and ‘Rafa Out’ signs were clear to see.

Roberto Di Matteo was clearly popular with the fans and they were not happy with his departure from Stamford Bridge last week. Di Matteo wore the number 16 shirt during his playing days at Chelsea and on from when the scoreboard showed 16 minutes, ‘One Di Matteo’ was sung by thousands of unhappy supporters.

The new Spanish interim boss has never been popular in West London after he made comments criticising the club when he was at Liverpool and once said he would never manage Chelsea.

However, he now looks like being the boss until the end of the campaign, but Trizia Fiorellino, chair of the supporters’ group said: “We want the powers-that-be to realise we didn’t want him. The strength of feeling surprised even those in charge . It was quite venomous right at the beginning.

“Benitez is not popular and I think he will remain unpopular throughout his reign.”

What the former Liverpool boss needs to do is win matches. If he can take Chelsea back to the top of the table, then maybe supporters can get behind him in charge of their team.

When it comes to the future of Benitez at Chelsea, the bookies fancy him to be in charge for a while as he is out at 66/1 to be the next Premier League boss to lose his job.

You can also get odds of 5/1 on the Spaniard leaving Stamford Bridge before the season in over.
However, if you fancy him to be successful in this interim period, then you can back Chelsea winning the title at 6/1.

Before he starts thinking about titles though, Benitez will be trying to silence the boos.

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