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#Rafa Benitez

# rafa-benitez - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

‘We tidy up Mourinho’s messes,’ says Rafa Benitez’s wife

Don’t worry, Montserrat Seara was joking.

# rafa-benitez - Friday 17 July, 2015

‘Choosing between Ronaldo & Bale is like choosing a favourite parent’

The coach declined the opportunity to select a favourite.

# rafa-benitez - Monday 15 June, 2015

‘Why wouldn’t Benitez build Madrid around Bale?’

The Wales coach says the incoming Madrid boss must have been happy with the winger’s display against Belgium.

# rafa-benitez - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: Benitez the man for Madrid, American football in Dublin and today’s sport

There’s also a new radio show for Marty Morrissey and more developments in the Fifa corruption story.

Terry, Gazza and now Rafa Benitez – the football figures who showed their soft side

We look back at the footballers who cried after the new Real Madrid boss broke down at his press conference.

Football’s worst kept secret has been confirmed but is Rafa the right man for Real? Senor Benitez This post contains a poll

# rafa-benitez - Monday 25 May, 2015

Real are on the lookout for a new manager after sacking Carlo Ancelotti

“It has been a very hard decision… but Real Madrid is extremely demanding.”

John Terry has equalled a Man United legend’s Premier League record

The Chelsea captain lifted the trophy on Sunday, having featured throughout the clash with Sunderland

# rafa-benitez - Monday 4 May, 2015

John Terry’s victory speech was like Father Ted accepting the Golden Cleric

The Chelsea captain threw a dig at his former coach Rafa Benitez.

# rafa-benitez - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

# rafa-benitez - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Carragher and Neville have the zonal marking debate to end all zonal marking debates MNF

Carragher and Neville have the zonal marking debate to end all zonal marking debates

The two disagreed to an extent on the effectiveness of the style.

# rafa-benitez - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Napoli: Benitez AWOL rumours ridiculous

Napoli have silenced suggestions that the coach has fallen out with the club’s president and insisted his absence is simply a holiday

# rafa-benitez - Friday 17 January, 2014

Rafa Benitez thinks Liverpool will qualify for the Champions League ahead of United

The club’s former coach also says Steven Gerrard’s role in their excellent season is being underappreciated.

# rafa-benitez - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Check out Napoli’s new military-style camouflage kit

It’s different, we’ll give them that much.

# rafa-benitez - Monday 27 May, 2013

Rafa Benitez appointed Napoli coach, says club president

His exploits at Chelsea have earned Rafa a new job in Serie A.

# rafa-benitez - Friday 24 May, 2013

Ding dong Rafa’s gone! Birthday present Benitez off to Napoli

Aurelio De Laurentiis celebrated his birthday by signing up the Spaniard on a two-year deal.

# rafa-benitez - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Europa League success proves nothing, says Rafa

‘You do your job in six months and it changes nothing if you win or lose the final, in terms of what you’re trying to do.’

# rafa-benitez - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Sublime David Luiz goal the Chelsea cherry as they reach Europa Final Curly Wurly This post contains videos

Sublime David Luiz goal the Chelsea cherry as they reach Europa Final

Basel put up a first-half scrap but goals from Luiz, Victor Moses and Fernando Torres wrapped the tie up.

# rafa-benitez - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Jose Mourinho return to Chelsea ‘not my business’ – Rafa Benitez

Rafa was asked about old his old enemy taking his job. Awkward.

# rafa-benitez - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Rafa Benitez still thinks Chelsea will win at least one trophy this season

The Chelsea boss is remaining upbeat after yesterday’s defeat to Southampton.

# rafa-benitez - Monday 11 March, 2013

Rafa Benitez questions ‘education’ of Alex Ferguson after handshake snub

The Chelsea manager risks facing the wrath of the Manchester United boss after the slight.

# rafa-benitez - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Torres knocks but goals won’t go in as Chelsea lose in Romania

“The most disappointing thing is that we did not score,” opined Chelsea stopper Petr Cech.

# rafa-benitez - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Rafa’s to-do list: 8 things we hope Benitez does before Chelsea sack him Rafa This post contains videos

Rafa’s to-do list: 8 things we hope Benitez does before Chelsea sack him

We always fancied a go on Roman’s yacht.

‘Business as usual’ for Chelsea after Rafa blast

How long more does the former Liverpool boss have at the Bridge?

# rafa-benitez - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Furious Rafa Benitez blasts Chelsea fans, confirms exit

“I am a professional and I will do my job. At the end of the season I will leave.”

# rafa-benitez - Sunday 24 February, 2013

As it happened: Man City v Chelsea, Premier League Minute-by-Minute This post contains videos

As it happened: Man City v Chelsea, Premier League

Man City took on Chelsea at the City of Manchester Stadium, as they sought to maintain their dwindling title hopes.

# rafa-benitez - Sunday 17 February, 2013

John Terry slams talk of Benitez rift as Chelsea cruise in FA Cup

“I read those stories in the paper but it is completely lazy journalism,” says JT.

# rafa-benitez - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Le Fondre brace heaps pressure on Rafa’s Chelsea

Shane Long and Wes Hoolahan both got their names on the scoresheet tonight while Joey O’Brien also had the ball in the net — but it was at the wrong end.

# rafa-benitez - Thursday 24 January, 2013

No police charge as Hazard apologises to ball boy

The Belgian met with Swansea’s ball boy after last night’s clash and the club have also issued an apology via Twitter.

# rafa-benitez - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

‘He took down Mourinho’s pictures at Inter’ says Materazzi but Rafa Benitez blasts Italian’s ‘lies’

Oh-oh. Matrix said working under Rafa at Inter was ‘like being at school’.

# rafa-benitez - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Chelsea suffer title blow as Saints rally to earn a precious point

First-half goals from Demba Ba and Eden Hazard put the Blues in a commanding position but they left it slip.

# rafa-benitez - Friday 4 January, 2013

Demba Ba signs for Chelsea

The striker becomes the first Senegalese player to join the club after arriving from Newcastle for a fee of £7million.

‘Devastated’ JT wants Chelsea to retire Lampard’s No8 shirt

The Chelsea captain is upset at the news that his long-time team-mate looks set to leave the London club.

# rafa-benitez - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Benitez blames tiredness, not tinkering, for Chelsea loss

The Spaniard also revealed that the Demba Ba transfer has yet to be officially confirmed.

6 things we learned from the New Year’s Premier League action

Our assessment of Luis Suarez’s heroics, Chelsea’s shock defeat to QPR and much more.

# rafa-benitez - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Premier League stars spread Christmas cheer at local hospitals Christmas This post contains images

Premier League stars spread Christmas cheer at local hospitals

Players from all 20 Premier League clubs took time out to wish some young fans in hospital a Happy Christmas.

# rafa-benitez - Sunday 23 December, 2012

As it happened: Chelsea v Aston Villa, Premier League

The Pensioners host Paul Lambert’s in-form side at the Bridge. Find out how it goes.

# rafa-benitez - Monday 17 December, 2012

Benitez unfazed by Chelsea fans

“We must work on the positives and I have seen lot of positives here,” Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez said after yesterday’s Club World Cup final defeat.

# rafa-benitez - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Preview: Rafa Benitez seeks Club World Cup boost

The European champions face Corinthians in Japan tomorrow.

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