WEST HAM UNITED

Rafa Benitez Will Not Stay with Chelsea, Blames Fans and Owner

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To the delight of Chelsea fans the world over, the Blues' interim manager, Rafa Benitez, has announced that <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21611064">he will not remain with the club</a> when his contract expires in May.

UEFA Champion's League

Your Daily Ruthlessness: Chelsea Sacks Manager Roberto Di Matteo

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In the case that you needed anymore evidence that Roman Abramovich is an austere, impatient and ruthless Russian oligarch, here's more food for fodder: six months after Chelsea won the UEFA Champions League, Abramovich <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20423905">axed manager Roberto Di Matteo</a>.

SOCCER

SOCCER OWNER: ‘I’M ON A BOAT, MUTHAF-CKA’

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<a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2008/10/roman-abramovich-kicks-so-much-ass" target="_blank">Last October</a>, we got the specifics of the 550-foot, $400 million yacht that Chelsea owner/Russian billionaire/likely Bond villain Roman Abramovich was building: it would be the largest yacht in the world, and it would be equipped with missile defense radar, miniature escape submarine, private security force, two helipads, and a disco.

SOCCER

ROMAN ABRAMOVICH KICKS SO MUCH ASS

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Roman Abramovich, the shady Russian billionaire who owns soccer powerhouse Chelsea, is building his fourth yacht, a <a href="http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1069270/Floating-fortress-Chelsea-owner-Abramovich-builds-200m-super-yacht-half-size-Bismarck.html" target="_blank">$400-million armored fortress</a> with helipad, deployable submarine, floating harbor (aka "well deck"), and missile defense radar.


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