Rafael Benitez, Chelsea's Unwanted, And Liverpool's Wanted, Man (PICTURES)
Rafael Benitez, doyen of facts and self-combustion, is pitching to Chelsea his credentials to take over as their new coach.
When asked if he would be interested in the Chelsea job, he told Sky Sports News: "I would like to have in the future a top side, a top club that can fight for titles and challenge.
"That was my idea when I came to Liverpool, after I went to Inter it was the same and Valencia was the same.
The Spaniard actually won the Champions League once. Liverpool's "Miracle of Istanbul", more accurately branded "Fluke of Istanbul" by opposition supporters, is the prime example for cup winners not being the best team. Liverpool were fifth best in England and second best on Merseyside in 2005.
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Such nomadic domestic disturbances brought an end to Benitez's six years on Merseyside. Which suits Roman Abramovich, who seems to share a penchant for madness.
After spending £42m to sack Carlo Ancelotti and then hire and sack Andre Villas-Boas, why not apply the coup de grace by appointing Benitez?
It would be the managerial equivalent of Liverpool telephoning Manchester City to enquire as to whether they would swap Carlos Tevezzzz for "Woe" Andy Carroll. That did happen, by the way.
For fans who support neither Liverpool and Chelsea and hate Liverpool and/or Chelsea, it would be the match made in heaven.
Chelsea fans heckled the "fat Spanish waiter", while the Spaniard has a cult following in L4 despite ruining their chances of a 2009 league title.
It was after his "Fact" tirade against "Meester Fergooson" that Liverpool dropped six points from three games as Manchester United bypassed them to the top of the Premier League. United went on to win the league to join their nemesis on 18 titles.
So he's a European Cup winner who causes instability. What a box-ticker!