Here's the figures:
Five managers in under eight calendar years at Stamford Bridge, not including the caretaker managers which make seven.
No manager has lasted more than 24 months at Chelsea since Mourinho when he left in 2007.
The next gaffer at Chelsea has no chance unless he wins Europe
This is what Chelsea fans seem to forget.
Josť Mourinho is not their most successful manager in the Champions League - Avram Grant is. He took them to the final in 2008, whereas Mourinho couldn't get past the semi-finals...or us. Grant did and nearly won it for them.
Of all the managers they have had under Abramovich, he is one of the least popular and unfashionable, and yet he has come the closest to giving their owner what he craves.
Benitez would be an excellent choice for them. He is the only manager to take an English club to success in the Champions League aside from Ferguson. But I think that if Chelsea were going to go for him, they would have offered it to him now as he is available.