New Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has written an open letter to fans saying he will work as hard as possible to bring success to the club (via RafaBenitez.com).
From the moment I accepted the offer to join Chelsea, my team and I have worked towards improving the results and getting the wins that we all want—no matter what hours we have to put in and the effort and sacrifice in order to achieve this. That said, you should understand that is the first time since the announcement of my engagement with Chelsea that I have had time to write…
Benitez also thanked fans for their support. He was greeted with boos and protest signs in his first game as manager.
Benitez took over for the popular Roberto Di Matteo last month after Di Matteo led Chelsea to a string of poor results. Benitez led Chelsea to a 6-1 victory over Nordsjaelland in the Champions League this week, but the result was not enough to keep the defending European champions from exiting the competition in the group stage.
Benitez won his first Premier League match on Saturday as Chelsea defeated Sunderland 3-1.