Rafael Benitez

Six Infamous Manager Meltdowns

Chris Deeley | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

Yes, this year's been controversy-rich already, but Pellegrini and even Mourinho have a way to go to catch up with those on this list...

A Muted Celebration With Merit? Calaio Scores Against Parent Club Lazio (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Sport

Genoa substitute Emanuele Calaio, on loan from Napoli, grabbed a late equaliser to deny his parent club their third straight win in Serie A on Monday ...

What Have We Done? Have Arsenal Blown It In The Champions League Again?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Sport

The prospect of a fifth successive elimination from the Champions League at the last 16 stage increased for Arsenal on Wednesday night, as their 2-0 d...

Managers and the Media: Friend or Foe?

Antony Moule | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Sport
Antony Moule

Quoting Malcolm X for a football article could be deemed a little eccentric and bizarre, but I believe this particular quote is definitely suitable when discussing modern global football and a particular incident that occurred over the past couple of weeks...

Samuel Luckhurst

José Mourinho Labels Rafael Benítez's Tactics 'Mental'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Sport

José Mourinho's celebrations highlighted the importance of Chelsea's belated victory against a top four contender this season. A strikerless forma...

WATCH: Wenger Premier League's 'Best Coach'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Sport

Napoli boss Rafael Benitez has hailed Arsène Wenger as "the best coach" in the Premier League following Arsenal's excellent start to the season. T...

PICTURES/GIF: Don't Make Him Angry

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Sport

Jürgen Klopp, the Borussia Dortmund manager was sent off during Tuesday night's Champions League clash with Napoli, which ended in defeat for the Ger...

Final Flourish Can't Mask Benitez's Failings at Chelsea

Nicolas Atkin | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Sport
Nicolas Atkin

Outgoing interim manager Rafael Benitez may have led Chelsea to Europa League glory and a top-three finish in the Premier League this season - but suggestions the Spaniard has had a successful reign at Stamford Bridge are wide of the mark.

'Everybody Knows Who Will Be Here'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Sport

Rafael Benítez has suggested that he expects José Mourinho to be named his successor as Chelsea manager. Interim boss Benítez again confirmed he...

Samuel Luckhurst

Mancini Left With Regret In Victory

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Sport

“No,” Roberto Mancini laughed when asked if he was happy to have reached the FA Cup final. Like their manager, City’s players have responded wel...

Samuel Luckhurst

City On Their Way Back To Wembley

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Sport

The FA Cup final will be an all-Lancashire affair after Manchester City narrowly defeated holders Chelsea 2-1 in Sunday's semi-final. Goals from Sa...

Samuel Luckhurst

Cup Semi-Final Is Schadenfreude Sunday For Neutrals

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Sport

Eden Hazard was only 21 when he embarked on his Twitter transfer tease last year, but so immaturely pre-meditated were the Chelsea attacker's antics h...

Samuel Luckhurst

Rafa Outfoxes Fergie, Moyes Needs Everton And More

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Sport

Chelsea's comeback made for a disheartening week for Manchester United while Wigan's annual March magic began with a superb victory at Everton in the ...

More Than a Title: Rafael Benitez and the Role of Interim Manager

Nigel Peters | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Sport
Nigel Peters

Benitez is failing the most important rule of being a successful interim manager - delivery. The prime objective of interim management is delivery; delivering change and improvement which should be balanced with an approach that makes the client (in this case Chelsea) look good. Benitez' has delivered neither change nor improvement in his four months at the club.

United Vs Chelsea: Past FA Cup Clashes (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Sport

The record book - and its form equivalent - go out of the window in FA Cup games, apparently. That's just as well for Chelsea, because in 11 games aga...

Holding Out For A Hero

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Sport

Rafael Benítez is adamant Manchester United were not on Chelsea's mind in the Europa League loss at Steaua Bucharest. Raul Rusescu converted a 34t...

The Ruthless Russian, And the Underestimated Player Power at Chelsea FC

Alex Peck | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Peck

A lot is said about the much publicized circus, that Chelsea seems to have become. Negative press has become as regular as Ashley Cole's one night stands. This severe fall from grace would have been unthinkable back in May when Didier Drogba and the bus that was parked behind him won the most treasured prize in European Football, the Champions League.

'Just Not That Interim'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK Sport

New anti-Rafael Benítez banners were on display at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea enjoyed a comfortable 1-0 Premier League win against West Brom. Demb...

Chelsea's Angry Mob Set To Turn Up Heat On Rafa

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Sport

Rafael Benítez is braced for his worst reception yet from Chelsea fans when the club hosts West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday, three days af...

The Rafa Rant Returns

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Sport

Rafael Benítez launched a premeditated attack on the Chelsea fans who despise him and the club for undermining him, after the Blues' 2-0 FA Cup win a...

Terry And Benítez Involved In Training Ground Row

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Sport

John Terry and Rafael Benítez were allegedly involved in a row at Chelsea's training ground on Monday as tensions increase at the Stamford Bridge clu...

From Trapattoni To Kinnear To Holloway

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Sport

Arsène Wenger was likely to be in a grumpy mood on Monday, and the Daily Mail's Neil Ashton felt the wrath of Wenger following a question about wheth...

Terry Lambasts 'Lazy Journalism'...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Sport

John Terry has labelled a report he had an argument with Chelsea interim coach Rafael Benítez as "lazy journalism". A Sunday paper wrote the pair ...

Benítez Denies Football Has A Doping Problem

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Sport

Chelsea manager Rafael Benítez has denied football has a doping problem despite the trial of Dr Eufemiano Fuentes indicating otherwise. After Lanc...

Samuel Luckhurst

Benítez Should Go, Everton Were Never In For Fourth And More

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Sport

After the FA Cup enjoyed some respite from its terminal illness the Premier League returned with some thrilling games as Newcastle's latest French phe...