Rafa finally cracked under the pressure after the Middlesborough game confirming he will be leaving at the end of the season whilst blowing his top in a bizarre press conference in which he slammed the fans and the board.
I am so happy that there is now no doubt that he will be leaving in the summer, the fear you might stay was real and one that inspired anger.
The vast majority of Chelsea fans never wanted him and this rant is understandable given the pressure built up by diabolical performances and a thinly veiled attempt to shift blame, he is making excuses for failure as he has done throughout his career.
Rafa Quotes Analysed
“Why put interim in the title, why did they need to do that”
Benitez was never wanted by the fans and the board knew this. You were given interim to placate the fans as part of a plan/hope that results would give justification for giving Emenalos choice the job on a full time basis.
Also Roberto Di Matteo and Guus Hiddink were interim managers why make an exception? Consistency from the club for once!
“The fans are not happy as I was Liverpool manager”
No we are not happy, it is his attitude in taking the role and the comments he made towards Chelsea fans and the results, this goes beyond one or two events you are a terrible fit for our club and should never have been appointed.
“I’m disappointed with some fans. They have to support the team instead of wasting time making banners.”
Fans spend fortunes following the club across the world and giving vocal support, we have the right to give our opinion on appointments and performances.
This comment shows your contempt for football fans and an arrogance that led to you taking the job in the first place.
“If they carry on with this agenda they are damaging the club, if the club finish outside the top four they have to take some responsibility for that”
Pure deflection from Rafa blaming the fans for his failures as manager, players have come out thanking the fans for our support and the backing we are giving them, they understand we love the team but hate Rafa.
Rafa originally stated the fans were irrelevant, now he is blaming us for the team sliding down the table, stop being a hypocrite.
The only agenda we have is your removal!
“I am a professional and I will do my job. At the end of the season I will leave”
You may get paid but you are certainly not a professional