Relationship with Chelsea owner Abramovich is fine, claims Benitez

The 52-year-old has revealed he does not have a problem with anybody at the club, and that he and the owner "talk like normal people" and "share a passion for football."
Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez has insisted he enjoys a good relationship with owner Roman Abramovich, despite his outburst after the 2-0 FA Cup win over Middlesbrough on Wednesday.

Following his side's victory, Benitez complained about the lack of support the fans have given him since taking over and his job title of "interim first-team coach", but the Spaniard has revealed he shares a happy relationship with the owner.

He told BBC's 'Football Focus': "My relationship with the owner is really good. Every time I talk to Abramovich about football, I enjoy (it).

"I know that he wants to win. I'm here because he wants to win and I will try to do my best until the last day. The relationship is fine. I don't have any problem with anyone.

"I have conversations with Michael Emenalo, the technical director, every single day. He watches the training sessions, we talk about football and when I meet Roman Abramovich, we talk about football. We talk like normal people. We share a passion for football."

Benitez has also played down reports of dressing room disputes, saying he does not have problems with anyone at the club.

He added: "My relationship with the staff, the people at Cobham, is really good, fantastic. The players are fully behind our ideas, 100 percent."