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Chelsea appoints Benitez as interim manager
Chelsea have appointed former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez as interim manager until the end of the season.

Previous manager Roberto Di Matteo was sacked yesterday morning following the 3-0 Champions League defeat by Juventus on Tuesday.

Benitez's short-term appointment could pave the way for owner Roman Abramovich to make a summer approach for ex-Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.

The 52-year-old Spaniard becomes the Blues' ninth manager since Abramovich took over in 2003.

Benitez is due to meet the players at the training ground in Cobham today.

Benitez joined Liverpool from Valencia in 2004 and won the Champions League in 2005, as well as reaching the final in 2007, before leaving Anfield by mutual consent in 2010.
Published: 2012-11-22 09:32:22
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