Rafa Benitez just couldn’t help having a parting stab at Chelsea fans after news broke he would be the next manager of Napoli.
Napoli hope to confirm the appointment of Rafael Benítez as their new manager next week upon the Spaniard's return from the United States, where the Chelsea interim manager is concluding his short-term employment with the Europa League winners on their post-season tour.
Rafael Benítez believes he is handing over a squad capable of winning the Premier League title to Chelsea's next manager, with the Spaniard once again suggesting strongly that it will be José Mourinho who replaces him in the summer.
In the end it was as if exhaustion enveloped them all.
Rafael Benítez will depart his position as Chelsea's interim first-team manager vindicated after his tumultuous seven-month spell at the club finally yielded silverware, with Branislav Ivanovic's stoppage-time header against Benfica claiming the Europa League.
Rafael Benitez’s agent has suggested the Spaniard would be interested in coaching Napoli, which could affect Chelsea’s Cavani bid.
Rafa Benitez has a number of qualities which could make him a very good replacement for David Moyes.
John Terry and Frank Lampard are facing up to the prospect of starting Chelsea's Europa League final against Benfica next week on the bench, with the former England captain unlikely to be offered an immediate chance of redemption after missing last year's Champions League showpiece through suspension.
Sir Alex Ferguson has aimed another barb at Rafael Benítez by claiming the Chelsea interim manager is overly concerned about his CV, while also stating that despite the majority of managers sharing a post-match drink with him at Old Trafford the Spaniard has done so only once.
Rafael Benítez insisted he deserves the respect of Chelsea's sceptical support after his team's blistering second-half revival propelled them to the Europa League final at Basel's expense.
Rafael Benítez is a manager famed for being tactically astute but he does not seem to know how to cure Chelsea's nervy defending at Stamford Bridge.
José Mourinho received an extra present just after Christmas when the Guinness Book of Records officially recognised one of his particularly special achievements.
Does Arsène Wenger have an inside line on the Chelsea managerial situation that has so far remained under wraps? Given his standing in the game and the fact that he can count on the odd contact, it is fair to view the Arsenal manager as a credible source.