Chelsea FC have confirmed the hiring of Rafa Benitez to replace Roberto Di Matteo as manager. It's sure to ba a wildly unpopular move with the fans, and it's already provoking strong, negative response throughout the fanbase. Sunday against the league leaders ought to be fun, no?
Benitez will be joining until the end of the season, although we all know that this means absolutely nothing in terms of how long he'll actually be at the club. Personally, I really hope that this is simply a temporary move, waiting for a better candidate for a long term role to become available over the summer.
I can't state how strongly against this move I am. We went from an extremely likable manager with experience questions to an extremely unlikable manager with major question marks about his ability. This isn't a good move in my opinion, but the silver lining is that Chelsea have never been slow to fire anyone in the past, and the fanbase already hates this clown. The worst part of all of this? We're almost certainly now going to be subjected to another extended spell of Fernando Torres at center forward. I hate today.