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Is Benitez's time up at Chelsea?

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Rafael Benitez's days at Stamford Bridge are numbered (©GettyImages)
Rafael Benitez's days at Stamford Bridge are numbered (©GettyImages).

Chelsea's interim coach Rafael Benitez has denied having a row with John Terry, although he did concede there was a 'brief exchange of ideas' between himself and the club captain.

There were also reports of a heated exchange between Benitez and the Chelsea squad after their 2-0 defeat to Manchester City at the weekend.

Benitez has played down the reports, but if the past is anything to go by, the former Liverpool boss will do well to last beyond the current season at Stamford Bridge.

Rumours that Terry and other senior players have a close relationship with club owner Roman Abramovich have cropped up time and time again during the difficult patches of previous managers and this gossip has often resulted in the sack for whoever was in charge at the time.

Even winning the FA Cup would probably not be enough for the Spaniard, whose temporary deal expires at the end of the season. It looks as if his days are numbered.

Perhaps the only answer is to make Terry himself the manager.

There are rumours that Terry has plenty of power at the club, so as his playing career winds down, he may be the next name on the Russian billionaire's list.

 

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