Spaniard explodes after comfortable victory at the Riverside.
Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez has launched a withering attack on the club’s supporters following the West Londoners’ 2-0 win at Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fifth round on Wednesday night.
“Chelsea gave me the title of interim manager, which is a massive mistake. I’m the manager,” the Spaniard told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“The fans are not helping us. At the end of the season I will leave. They don’t have to worry about me.
“I have been in charge in football for 26 years, I won the Champions League, I won the Fifa Club World Cup, the FA Cup, the Italian Super Cup, the Spanish league twice, nine trophies – all the trophies you can win at club level.
“So this group of fans are not making any favourites with the team and they are singing and wasting time preparing banners.
“They have to concentrate on supporting the team, that’s what they have to do.
“Every game they continue singing and preparing banners, they are wasting time. What they have to do is support the team.
“I am a professional and I am doing my job. What I want to do is win every single game for Chelsea.
“I have a top side and a good group of players who work hard and it is a top club, it is not a problem.
“The problem is a group of people who can say what they want.”