Chelsea FC: 5 Reasons Rafa Benitez Would Be a Better Manager Than AVB

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Chelsea FC: 5 Reasons Rafa Benitez Would Be a Better Manager Than AVB
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Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas’ hot seat just got a little warmer. According to ESPNsoccernet, former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez is ready to take over the reins at Stamford Bridge and attempt to salvage something out of what has been an abysmal first year in charge for Villas-Boas.

Benitez was last in Italy, where he failed to meet the demands of Inter Milan and got sacked after only six months in charge last December. He is now looking to return to the Premier League, where he established himself in the top tier of managers after winning the Champions League in 2006 with Liverpool.

Previously  he won La Liga twice in three seasons with Valencia, making him the last manager to win the Spanish title not in charge of Real Madrid or Barcelona.

He has the pedigree that surely suggests he can serve as an interim manager the same way Guus Hiddink did when Luiz Felipe Scolari was sacked. Here are five other reasons he would be a better fit than Villas-Boas.

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