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Rafael Benitez Will Manage Chelsea For 2 Friendlies Against Manchester City in USA Next Week

rafa benitez chelsea Rafael Benitez Will Manage Chelsea For 2 Friendlies Against Manchester City in USA Next Week

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez will accompany his team immediately after the season ends on Sunday on the club’s United States post-season tour where they’ll play Manchester City in two friendlies — in St Louis and New York City.

Benitez’s contract with Chelsea expires at the end of May, so he’ll be managing Chelsea for their matches against Manchester City in St Louis on May 23 and in New York City on May 25. It’ll be an opportunity for Chelsea supporters to show their support to the Blues for an excellent season where they won the Europa League and qualified for next season’s UEFA Champions League.

Manchester City caretaker manager Brian Kidd will be in charge of City for their two games after Roberto Mancini was sacked earlier this week.

Tickets for Manchester City-Chelsea in St Louis sold out in 20 minutes. Tickets for the New York City friendly at Yankee Stadium between Manchester City-Chelsea are available at www.yankees.com/soccer. Ticket prices start at $60.


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