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Paddy Power: 28 February 2013

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Chelsea's manager merry-go-round picked up pace last night after a sensational outburst from interim manager Rafa Benitez. The Spaniard took exception to consistent fan protests against him and is now odds of 2/5 to not be in charge of Chelsea's last game this season.

Bookmaker Paddy Power has given Benitez a short shelf life and the Special One is clear favourite to make a spectacular return to the Bridge. Mourinho has odds of 5/6 to be in charge of the club at the start of next season. Everton manager David Moyes is second favourite at 4/1 after a superb year and ex-Chelsea player Gus Poyet is third favourite at odds of 7/1.

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Benitez has taken Chelsea through to the quarter finals of the FA Cup where they have odds of 11/2 to win the competition, and through to the last 16 of the Europa League where the club are favourites to take the title at odds of 7/2. However, it's the inconsistent league form and team selection that has angered supporters.

Other names in the mix for the position are Swansea hero Michael Laudrup at 10/1, Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola at 16/1, and John Terry at 25/1. Less likely to get the job are ex-Chelsea man turned TV pundit Ray Wilkins at 80/1 and outgoing Pope Benedict XVI at odds of 500/1.

Paddy Power said: "Rafa, in usual fashion, is attempting to make his exit from a job as dramatic as possible. His ranting and raving at the fans has taken his approval rating at Stamford Bridge to a Felipe Scolari style low and we think the Special One's return is imminent."

Benitez to be in charge of Chelsea's last game this season
7/4 Yes
2/5 No

Chelsea manager at the start of the 2013-2014 season
5/6 Mourinho
4/1 Moyes
7/1 Poyet
10/1 Laudrup
16/1 Zola
16/1 Klopp
16/1 Capello
16/1 Pelligrini
25/1 Terry
25/1 Conte
40/1 Rijkaard
50/1 Di Canio
80/1 Ray Wilkins
500/1 Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)

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