Rafael Benitez wants permanent Chelsea post

Benitez wants permanent Chelsea post
© PA Photos
Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez reveals that he wants to secure the job on a permanent basis.

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has admitted for the first time that he hopes to persuade Roman Abramovich to hand him the job on a permanent basis.

The Spaniard took over from Roberto Di Matteo in November on a short-term deal that was met with widespread anger among the Blues fans.

Benitez has revealed that he has put his case forward to club owner Abramovich in the hope he can get the manager's job on a full-time basis.

He told The Sun: "I've had private conversations with the people in charge and the owner.

"They know my ideas, they listen to me, we talk and they have to decide. I came in mid-season, so I could not change too much and had to work with the squad I had. I gave my opinions, we signed a striker and we're trying to do what is best for the team and the club.

"This is a top side and if they continue to do things the right way they'll challenge for trophies. If you analyse the previous managers, how many had pre-season here? Not me. How many spent massive money here? Not me. How many had to go to Japan in mid-season with players injured and had players in the Africa Nations Cup? Only me."

The 52-year-old continues his quest to win silverware with Chelsea later today when they face Brentford in an FA Cup fourth-round tie.

Roberto Di Matteo waves in April 2012
Read Next:
Di Matteo thanks Chelsea fans
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
3Chelsea24155445162950
4Liverpool23138254282647
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
6Arsenal24126645311442
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
8Burnley249781921-234
9Everton2477102639-1328
10Watford2475123344-1126
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
12Bournemouth2467112536-1125
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
18Southampton24410102435-1122
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand