Controversial Italian told his squad to get him fired if they were unhappy... and they duly did
Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini favourite to take over after Italian fails to achieve 'stated targets'
Neither Chelsea fan power nor board will dislodge me before contract expiries in May, Rafa assures BBC
He doesn't mention Abramovich by name, but he's furious Russian made him only 'interim' manager
Interim Chelsea manager says Spanish giant is his 'sweetheart' club
Unpopular with fans and already falling out with club's owners, Alex McLeish quits after only 40 days
Are Arsenal about to miss out on youngster Adam Maher, and where will Asmir Begovic head this summer?
Source close to former Barcelona coach says if he comes to England, he wants it to be the Gunners
Champions League holders are out of the contest despite goal spree - including two from Torres
Gunners could make a big money bid for Spanish striker – but first it's welcome back to Thierry
But Petr Cech says only good results will make Blues fans come round to Rafa Benitez
The treatment of Roberto Di Matteo makes it less likely Guardiola will heed the Russian's overtures
Chelsea fans welcome interim manager with chorus of boos and get to witness a dire 0-0 draw in return
Emirates deal swells the coffers as Gunners prepare to offload Chamakh and sign striker
Abramovich has turned Chelsea into a 'random' club - why would Pep Guardiola even consider joining?
Abramovich wants someone to warm the bench for Guardiola, but will he want the job?
Daniel Sturridge could get the nod up front as Chelsea try to shake off their recent bad run
Ajax keeper and Wolfsburg defender both on radar as Gunners legend trains with his old club
After four games without a win Blues boss finds his head on the chopping block
Premier League preview: all eyes on north London as the leading pack aim to break clear