Rafael Benitez

16 Apr 1960 (Age 54)
Madrid (Spain)
Previous Teams (Manager): 
Real Valladolid, Osasuna, Extremadura, Tenerife, Valencia, Liverpool, Inter
Previous Teams (Player): 
Castilla, Parla, Linares
La Liga (2002, 2004); UEFA Cup (2004); Champions League (2005); UEFA Super Cup (2005); FA Cup (2006); Community Shield (2007); Coppa Italia (2011); World Club Cup (2011); UEFA Manager of the Year (2004, 2005)
Manager of the Month Awards: 
Premier League (Nov 2005, Dec 2005, Jan 2007, Oct 2008, March 2009)
Segunda Division (Extremadura 1997-98, Tenerife 2000-01)
Chelsea Manager Rafael Benitez

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Benfica are reeling after domestic disaster and Sam Dymond reckons Chelsea can make their class count to win the Europa League.
Manchester United will be honoured at Arsenal on Sunday, but Mike Holden thinks the Gunners have enough to upset the champions.
Tottenham have been well-rested and Mike Holden believes they can bring an end to Man City's winning streak on Sunday afternoon.
Mike Holden has analysed the FA Cup semi-final between Man City and Chelsea, and reckons the Northerners can prevail - eventually.
Rafa Benitez has silverware in his sights and Henry Milward fancies Chelsea to take charge against Rubin Kazan on Thursday.
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After claiming the shock of round five, Mike Holden expects Blackburn and Jordan Rhodes to see off Millwall on Sunday.
Roberto Mancini and Rafael Benitez have great mutual respect, leading Mike Holden to expect a dull affair at the Etihad on Sunday.
It's not all about snow! Rafa Benitez's Fernando favouritism heads the five things that Best of the Bets learned this weekend.
Chelsea can put their recent home woes behind them when Arsenal visit for the first game of Super Sunday, according to Sam Dymond.
Stoke know how to mix it up and Sam Dymond expects them to come out fighting against Liverpool at the Britannia on Boxing Day.
The Football Association admit they are happy to take their time in appointing a new permanent boss of the national team.