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Rafael Benítez confirmed as the new interim Chelsea coach

Former Liverpool and Internazionale coach Rafael Benítez has been appointed interim manager of European champions Chelsea until the end of the season, the club said in a statement on Wednesday.

The Spaniard becomes the ninth manager under the Russian owner Roman Abramovich and replaces Roberto Di Matteo who was sacked in the early hours of this morning six months after leading the Premier League club to their first Champions League title.

Announcing that Benítez was an "interim" rather than permanent appointment, Chelsea said in a statement: "Chelsea Football Club can confirm Rafael Benítez has been appointed interim first-team manager until the end of the season.

"The owner and the board believe that, in Benítez, we have a manager with significant experience at the highest level of football, who can come in and immediately help deliver our objectives.

"The 52-year-old Spaniard is due to meet the players at the training ground in Cobham tomorrow.

"The two-time Uefa Manager of the Year comes with outstanding pedigree.

"He began his managerial career in his homeland, most notably at Valencia where he built a reputation as one of Europe's top coaches by winning the Spanish League twice and the Uefa Cup.

"He then spent six years at Liverpool and led them to their fifth European Cup and an FA Cup."

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