Chelsea fans face a quandary this weekend over how to react to Rafael Benitez during the lap of honour.
Leaving in a couple of weeks most Chelsea fans will be glad to wave him off, however despite the disdain of fans he will feel vindicated after delivering one trophy in the form of the Europa League.
He has improved his standing after a brilliant May and therefore the question is can we call a truce with Rafa as the players have suggested?
I am unsure how to react, my instinct will be to ignore him and cheerfully celebrate him leaving our club and instead celebrate the achievements of the club after all there is more to a team than one player or the manager.
That being said I dislike him with a passion and continue to believe he was the wrong appointment.
He has continually shown disdain for Chelsea Football Club its management and fans both before and during his time at the club and has stumbled through the season with management and tactics beyond questionable at times.
That being said he finally got us over the line in the league and we have won a trophy something that should not be sniffed at, whether it was the players or his management that achieved this is an entirely different debate.
To ignore him runs the risk that the club will decide that should we fail to get Mourinho that he is the man for the job something that remains unthinkable.
Success Of Rafa?
By winning the Europa League he has met the absolute bare minimum by winning a trophy (one of six available) and securing a top four finish.
He has continued to antagonise fans with his outburst after the Middlesbrough FA Cup game and insistence on using Yossi Benayoun a player who has made his desire to leave and disdain for the club clear.
Tactically poor he got many of his acclaimed “rotations” wrong with draws and defeats to the bottom teams meaning we had to fight until the final day to secure Champions League football.
Rafa is leaving in the summer we can all breathe, I will try my best to ignore him, but I make no promises!