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Benitez Proud Of Work Done

Rafael Benitez is set to leave Chelsea at the end of the season, but is adamant whoever takes over will inherit a better team.

Benitez will sit on the bench at Stamford Bridge for the last time on Sunday as Chelsea host Everton.

After seven months in charge of the Blues, the Spaniard has led Chelsea back to the Champions League as well as leading them to Europa League glory.

“It doesn't matter what some people will say. I think the job is done,” said Benitez.

“I think maybe the next manager will have some experience here, too, so I don't need to give him any advice.

“It's a stronger team. The players they have been improving and they have more experience.

“The team will be much better and the new manager, I think, will have an easier task because he will have more quality, more experience and he will start in pre-season. That is also an advantage.”

Benitez has had numerous critics since his November appointment after Champions League-winning boss Roberto Di Matteo's departure, not least the supporters.

“You cannot convince everyone,” added Benitez.

“I've been consistent in my message. I was trying to do my best every single day.

“I am a manager and I like to manage a top side. Chelsea is a top side so I was quite pleased with this option.

“I think we played very good football, very attractive football during the whole season.

“As a manager you have to be satisfied. I have a lot of very good memories.”

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