I won't be forced out, vows under-fire Rafael Benitez

But Benitez talked positively of his rapport with Abramovich and insisted there had been no rows between the duo. Benitez received support from West Brom manager Steve Clarke, whose side visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with the Scot claiming Benitez's comments reflected the insecurity of most managers.

updated: March 01, 2013 09:42 IST
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London: Under-fire Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez insists there is no chance he will be forced out before his contract expires at the end of this season.

Benitez has faced renewed calls for his dismissal after he launched an astonishing attack on the club's fans and the Stamford Bridge hierarchy following his side's 2-0 win at Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fifth round on Wednesday.

The 52-year-old, despised by many Chelsea fans following his spell with their rivals Liverpool, risked the wrath of Blues owner Roman Abramovich by asking why the club insisted on making him an 'interim' manager when he replaced the sacked Roberto Di Matteo in November.

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