Rafael Benítez won’t get the sack at Chelsea, insists Ray Wilkins

Former Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins believes the Blues interim manager Rafael Benítez won't be sacked before the end of season

The Sport Review staff
rafael benitez
Rafael Benítez was unveiled as Chelsea interim manager last week Photo: The Sport Review

rafael benitez

Rafael Benítez will not be sacked by Chelsea before the end of the season, according to the club’s former coach Ray Wilkins.

The Blues are without a win in three Premier League games under the Spaniard following a 3-1 loss to West Ham United at Upton Park on Saturday.

Chelsea supporters continued to voice their dissatisfaction at Roberto Di Matteo’s sacking and Benítez’s appointment as the Italian’s replacement in the London derby.

But Wilkins, who spent six years at Stamford Bridge as a player, believes Roman Abramovich will stick with the Spaniard until the end of the Premier League campaign.

“I would think that is totally out of the question – they have asked him to come in and do a job and no doubt he is trying to work very hard to do it.” Wilkins told BBC Sport.

“Unfortunately the results are going against him at the moment. It has been a very difficult period for Chelsea and at the moment they are struggling.”

He added: “If Pep Guardiola was to come in and was sacked then where do you go?

“He is supposedly the best on the planet. He is a young man of 41. You have Mourinho out there but would Jose come back? I have no idea.

“The options are now being closed down rather rapidly.”

MORE: Latest transfer news and gossip

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Australian Open preview
The Sport Review
Australian Open 2017 preview: Murray and Djokovic renew rivalry; Federer and Nadal return
The Sport Review
Photos: Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham stars watch NBA match in London together
The Sport Review
Dele Alli: 15 photos of Tottenham midfielder’s stunning girlfriend Ruby Mae
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
Bastian Schweinsteiger: 17 photos of Man United midfielder’s beautiful wife Ana Ivanovic
The Sport Review
Seven players Man United could sign in the January transfer window
The Sport Review
Man United WAGs: Meet Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and David De Gea’s girlfriends
The Sport Review
Seven strikers Liverpool could sign in January transfer window
The Sport Review
Top 26 Christian footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd players feature
The Sport Review
Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer “couldn’t be happier” after making winning return
The Sport Review
Paul Scholes sends blunt message to Diego Costa about his Chelsea future
The Sport Review
Mesut Ozil sends message to Arsenal fans and drops hint about future