Rafael Benitez http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26740/all en Soccer-Chelsea's Terry poised for start against Arsenal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-chelseas-terry-poised-start-against-arsenal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Chelsea captain John Terry could make his first start since November in Sunday's home Premier League clash with Arsenal after interim boss Rafael Benitez called for "players with character" on the pitch.</p> <p>The centre bank has been dogged by a knee problem but is in line to return as third-placed Chelsea bid to get their Premier League campaign back on track after a lacklustre 2-2 home draw with Southampton when Terry was a substitute.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-chelseas-terry-poised-start-against-arsenal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in Spain Rafael Benitez Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:15:51 +0000 5736206 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Benitez dismisses speculation over future http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/football-benitez-dismisses-speculation-over-future <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez dismissed speculation over his future after the spluttering Blues got back on track with a 4-1 win over Wigan.</p> <p>Benitez has struggled to win over Chelsea supporters after his previous spell with their rivals Liverpool and the team's recent run of poor results had sparked renewed speculation that he is facing the sack.</p> <p>The Spaniard woke on Saturday to headlines claiming anything but a win over Wigan would see demanding Blues owner Roman Abramovich wielding the axe for the second time this season following the dismissal of Roberto Di Matteo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/football-benitez-dismisses-speculation-over-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in Spain Human Interest Rafael Benitez AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 01:15:28 +0000 5751456 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Terry slams talk of Benitez rift http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/football-terry-slams-talk-benitez-rift <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>John Terry rubbished reports of a rift in his relationship with Rafael Benitez after the Chelsea captain marked his return to the side with a goal in Sunday's 4-0 win over Brentford.</p> <p>Terry had started only two games since Benitez took over as Chelsea's interim manager earlier this season as he struggled to fully recover from a knee injury suffered in November.</p> <p>Benitez had insisted Terry wasn't fit enough to start and it had been widely speculated that the former England international was at loggerheads with the Spaniard over his reduced role.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/football-terry-slams-talk-benitez-rift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Entertainment Football in England Football in Spain Rafael Benitez AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 15:18:49 +0000 5758218 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Benitez keeps peace as Chelsea make last 16 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/football-benitez-keeps-peace-chelsea-make-last-16 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rafael Benitez played the peacemaker as Chelsea thrashed Brentford 4-0 to reach the FA Cup fifth round despite a series of off-field distractions.</p> <p>Benitez has endured a stormy time at Stamford Bridge since replacing Roberto Di Matteo in November and there seems no end in sight to the list of problems for the beleaguered Spaniard.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/football-benitez-keeps-peace-chelsea-make-last-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Entertainment Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Rafael Benitez AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 01:00:25 +0000 5758580 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Benitez sets sights on adding to City pain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/football-benitez-sets-sights-adding-city-pain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has warned Manchester City that his players have set their sights on climbing above the champions in the Premier League table.</p> <p>Benitez's team will move within one point of second-placed City if they beat Roberto Mancini's men at Eastlands on Sunday and the Spaniard believes that could prove the springboard to a strong finish from the west Londoners.</p> <p>Neither side goes into this weekend's clash in the most positive mood after traumatic seasons but Benitez sees signs Chelsea can take advantage of City's recent stumbles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/football-benitez-sets-sights-adding-city-pain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Italy Football in Spain Rafael Benitez AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:16:22 +0000 5763409 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Benitez rejects Chelsea 'bust-up' reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/football-benitez-rejects-chelsea-bust-reports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has dismissed media reports of a row between himself and some of his senior players in the aftermath of Sunday's 2-0 Premier League loss at Manchester City.</p> <p>British media reports claimed there had been a flare-up involving Benitez and a posse of players led by captain John Terry, but the Spaniard insisted there had been nothing untoward.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/football-benitez-rejects-chelsea-bust-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Rafael Benitez AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:16:32 +0000 5767368 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Angry Benitez fires broadside at Chelsea fans and board http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-soccer-chelsea-set-quarter-final-manchester-united <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Says will leave at end of season</p> <p>* Berates Chelsea board for only interim appointment</p> <p>* Fans wasting time abusing him, Benitez says (Recasts With Benitez comments)</p> <p>By Justin Palmer</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - In a bitter outburst at the fans who have barracked him relentlessly and an angry swipe at the club's board for only appointing him 'interim' manager, Rafael Benitez said on Wednesday he will leave Chelsea at the end of the season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-soccer-chelsea-set-quarter-final-manchester-united" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football 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Entertainment Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Rafael Benitez Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:30:29 +0000 5769024 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Benitez blasts Chelsea fans, confirms exit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/football-benitez-blasts-chelsea-fans-confirms-exit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez's patience with the club's fans finally snapped on Wednesday as he confirmed his intention to leave the club at the end of the season.</p> <p>Benitez has been targeted by sections of the club's support ever since he was appointed as the successor to Roberto Di Matteo last November.</p> <p>Chelsea beat Middlesbrough 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals and they are also in the last 16 of the Europa League, but they have slipped to fourth place in the Premier League.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/football-benitez-blasts-chelsea-fans-confirms-exit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in Spain Rafael Benitez AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:01:05 +0000 5769062 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Angry Benitez blasts Chelsea fans, confirms exit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/football-angry-benitez-blasts-chelsea-fans-confirms-exit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez's patience with the club's fans finally snapped on Wednesday as he confirmed his intention to leave the club at the end of the season.</p> <p>Benitez has been targeted by sections of the club's support ever since he was appointed as the successor to Roberto Di Matteo last November.</p> <p>Chelsea beat Middlesbrough 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals and they are also in the last 16 of the Europa League, but they have slipped to fourth place in the Premier League.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/football-angry-benitez-blasts-chelsea-fans-confirms-exit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in Spain Rafael Benitez AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:16:12 +0000 5769078 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Soccer-Chelsea interim coach Rafael Benitez http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/factbox-soccer-chelsea-interim-coach-rafael-benitez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Factbox on Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez, who confirmed on Wednesday he was leaving the club at the end of the season. He is unhappy with the actions of the board and the fans. * Born in Madrid, April 16, 1960. * After a knee injury forces him into premature retirement ending a modest playing career, Spaniard Benitez begins coaching in the Real Madrid youth section. * From 1993 to 2001 he coaches Real Madrid B, Valladolid, Osasuna, Extremadura and Tenerife.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/factbox-soccer-chelsea-interim-coach-rafael-benitez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Spain Rafael Benítez Rafael Benitez Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:45:16 +0000 5769095 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Angry Benitez blasts Chelsea fans, confirms exit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/football-angry-benitez-blasts-chelsea-fans-confirms-exit-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Interim manager Rafael Benitez's patience with the Chelsea fans finally snapped on Wednesday as he confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the season.</p> <p>Benitez has been targeted by sections of the club's support ever since he was appointed as the successor to Roberto Di Matteo last November.</p> <p>Chelsea beat Middlesbrough 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals and they are also in the last 16 of the Europa League, but they have slipped to fourth place in the Premier League.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/football-angry-benitez-blasts-chelsea-fans-confirms-exit-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in Spain Rafael Benitez AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:45:52 +0000 5769104 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Benitez risks talking himself out of another job http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/soccer-benitez-risks-talking-himself-out-another-job <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Meadows</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Rafael Benitez is well-known for his "Rafa rants" and his latest tirade against employers Chelsea could further damage his reputation and chances of finding another job.</p> <p>His blast after Wednesday's FA Cup fifth round win at second tier Middlesbrough has already led to media speculation that he will be asked to leave earlier than the end of the season when his short-term deal runs out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/soccer-benitez-risks-talking-himself-out-another-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Football in Spain Labor Law Rafael Benitez Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 01:15:20 +0000 5769162 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Benitez gets little sympathy from former Chelsea players http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/soccer-benitez-gets-little-sympathy-former-chelsea-players <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Former Chelsea players showed little sympathy for interim boss Rafael Benitez who said on Wednesday he was leaving the club at the end of the season and criticised the club's board and fans.</p> <p>Instead, they rallied round their old club with former defender Jason Cundy saying Benitez had orchestrated his own downfall at Stamford Bridge by failing to adopt an attractive brand of football which would have won over the fans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/soccer-benitez-gets-little-sympathy-former-chelsea-players" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Rafael Benitez Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:30:21 +0000 5769496 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: 'Business as usual' for Chelsea after Rafa blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/football-business-usual-chelsea-after-rafa-blast-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chelsea insisted Thursday would be just another day at the office despite interim manager Rafael Benitez hitting out at the club's fans and management the day before.</p> <p>Benitez launched a broadside following his side's 2-0 win at Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fifth round on Wednesday, criticising fans for protesting against him and questioning why he was only appointed on a temporary basis.</p> <p>His outburst sparked speculation on social media that his position was in immediate danger, but a spokesperson for the club said: "It's business as usual."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/football-business-usual-chelsea-after-rafa-blast-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Rafael Benitez AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:17:28 +0000 5769984 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: I won't be forced out, vows under-fire Benitez http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/football-i-wont-be-forced-out-vows-under-fire-benitez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Under-fire Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez insists there is no chance he will be forced out before his contract expires at the end of this season.</p> <p>Benitez has faced renewed calls for his dismissal after he launched an astonishing attack on the club's fans and the Stamford Bridge hierarchy following his side's 2-0 win at Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fifth round on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/football-i-wont-be-forced-out-vows-under-fire-benitez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in Spain Rafael Benitez AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:31:48 +0000 5770117 at http://www.globalpost.com