Rafa Benitez

What it takes to be a manager – Coping In The Dugout – Part Two
Welcome back, and welcome to part two. In part one we looked at the culture of a club, the treatment of its staff and the ambition and hunger of the manager. As was the case in part one, any quotes, u... [Read More]

 
The Old boss plays down rumours of signing Chelsea duo
Napoli manager  Rafael Benitez attempts to play down interest in signing Chelsea duo David Luiz and team mate Juan Mata Benitez has been linked to the Chelsea duo for some time now, however Napoli are... [Read More]

 
Robbie Savage gives Chelsea boss Mourinho both Barrel’s
Robbie Savage on Chelsea: Jose Mourinho sounds like a broken record and it’s time to change the tune Much as it will hurt Chelsea supporters to admit it, they played better football under Rafa B... [Read More]

 
André Villas-Boas and the worth of the Europa League
Although rarely allured by the prospect of a beating the bookies, even I decided that my predictions for the future of André Villas-Boas on Sunday night were as good as worthless were I to share them ... [Read More]

 
5 things we learned from this week in Italian football
So another week of highly entertaining continental and domestic football has concluded. As per usual for the sport, there were quite a fair share of twists, turns, surprises and disappointments that t... [Read More]

 
Chelsea star Eden Hazard nominated for FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013
You may call it ‘Uefalona’ [UEFA + Barcelona] or whatever you may want, but Chelsea players have had little chance of winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or award. That situation is unlikely to chan... [Read More]

 
Chelsea told they were wrong to do summer deal
Pepe Reina has told Chelsea they made a mistake when they allowed Rafa Benitez to walk away Jose Mourinho’s return to the club from Real Madrid proved a huge hit with supporters but Reina believes the... [Read More]

 
Benitez’s bright new Napoli beginning
When Napoli were drawn as the final team in Group G, they were the final piece in the jigsaw of the so called ‘group of death’ in this season’s Champions League. The small matter of last year’s beaten... [Read More]

 
Benitez To Offer Juan Mata Chelsea Escape Route As Mourinho Snub Continues
Rafa Benitez is ready to offer Juan Mata an escape route from Chelsea in January as Jose Mourinho's harsh treatment of the Spaniard continued at the weekend. [Read More]

 
Champions League Matchday 1 Review: Chelsea stutter as Real Madrid rediscover their swagger
The wait was finally over as the Champions League returned Alas, the wait is now over and the journey to Lisbon has began. The first steps into the 2013-2014 UEFA Champions League have been taken. One... [Read More]