November 22nd, 2012
12:45 PM ET

Can Benitez banish Chelsea's blues?

Rafael Benitez has the chance to rebuild his reputation at Chelsea. (Getty Images)
Rafael Benitez has the chance to rebuild his reputation at Chelsea. (Getty Images)

Why Rafael Benitez? A question asked by many upon learning Liverpool’s former manager would replace the axed Roberto Di Matteo as interim Chelsea manager.

But when the Spaniard’s haul of titles across Europe is examined it begs the question, why not? And when a list of viable and available candidates is also surveyed, who else?

Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich may dream of luring Josep Guardiola, the architect of Barcelona’s recent dominance of European football, to Stamford Bridge, but the Catalan is intent on completing his year-long soccer sabbatical. FULL POST

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