Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has endured a torrid season by his impeccably high standards, seeing his side spend the majority of the season over ten points adrift from their great rivals Barcelona. With it looking increasingly certain that this season will be Mourinho's last at the Bernabéu, the speculation is already rife as to where he'll be starting next season.
This is not a one-year or two-year project at QPR. This is a lifelong commitment. We need a new training ground, a new stadium and a more successful academy. The path in front of us is exciting. With a little bit of luck along the way, I am confident we can fulfil the dreams of the R's supporters over the coming weeks, months and years.
Today, Chelsea sit fourth in the league and in all likelihood will cling onto that place or better for the remainder of the season. It's mathematically possible for them to be champions still but a gap of 19 points to United with 10 games to go would require miracles of Red Sea proportions to make that happen.
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.
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.