Five of the best: April fools' day football jokes

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Roman Abramovich set to name himself as Chelsea manager

With interim manager Rafa Benitez set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, speculation is rife as to who Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will appoint in the summer.

According to talkSPORT yesterday, the Russian billionaire has been attending a fast-track coaching course, and is one exam away from being handed his UEFA Pro Licence, which would enable him to take over first-team affairs.

Thankfully for Blues fans it was all part of a west London wind-up, which featured a cameo appearance from former player and manager Gianluca Vialli!

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