Chelsea eye up Rafa to replace AVB - reports
Published 08:42 21/02/12 By MirrorFootball
Former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez could make a shock return to the Premier League as Chelsea's caretaker boss if they dump Andre Villas-Boas.
It is claimed the man who orchestrated that incredible Champions League final comeback in 2005 is high on the list of possible replacements for the Portuguese should the Blues exit a competition which has become an obsession for Roman Abramovich.
Atletico Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa is also on Chelsea's hit list. The ex-Argentina boss is regarded as an innovator, is vastly experienced and has a strong reputation within the game.
Benitez has been out of work since being forced out of Inter Milan in 2010 after a misfiring attempt to replace former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho at the San Siro.
But he has the advantage of having got the best from misfiring Stamford Bridge striker Fernando Torres during the final years of his Anfield reign.
The Daily Mail claims Fabio Capello was also being considered for a caretaker role should Abramovich lose faith in Villas-Boas, but that the former England boss is not interested in a part-time position.