|Newly appointed Chelsea manager, Rafa Benitez|
Rafa Benitez has been appointed as the new manager of Chelsea until the end of the season, replacing Roberto Di Matteo who was ruthlessly sacked earlier in the day.
The decision – unpopular among many Chelsea diehards – means Roman Abramovich has his ninth manager in nine years as owner.
A statement on the club website said: ‘Chelsea Football Club can confirm Rafael Benitez has been appointed interim first-team manager until the end of the season.
Congrats to Rafa and Chelsea FC.