Wednesday, 21st November, 2012
Chelsea have announced the appointment of former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez on a contract until the end of the season.
Benitez succeeds Roberto Di Matteo, who was sacked by the Champions League holders following last night’s 3-0 defeat against Juventus.
The Spaniard, who has been out of work since being sacked by Inter in December 2010, is set to meet the Chelsea players tomorrow.
The London giants announced on their official site that: "Chelsea Football Club can confirm Rafael Benitez has been appointed interim first-team manager until the end of the season.
"The owner and the Board believe that in Benitez we have a manager with significant experience at the highest level of football, who can come in and immediately help deliver our objectives.
"The 52-year-old Spaniard is due to meet the players at the training ground in Cobham tomorrow."
Benitez made a splash in England in charge of Liverpool, guiding the Anfield club to win the Champions League in 2005 and also to the final of the competition in 2007.
The former Valencia manager also led the Reds to being the top ranked side in Europe during his reign.
He departed Anfield in the summer of 2010 after a seventh place Premier League finish.
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