Chelsea news

Benitez rues timing of Blues appointment

January 23, 2013
By ESPN staff
Rafael Benitez claims he was at a disadvantage when taking charge of Chelsea because he joined a team in transition midseason, but he says he sees plenty of positives from his three months in charge.

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Benitez was appointed interim manager in November following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo, which came after a run of four games without a win in the Premier League and with the club on the brink of exiting the Champions League.

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