How can Rafa Benitez last until the end of the season?

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Chelsea's interim manager Rafa Benitez has launched a crazy outburst against fans and the board.

Chelsea beat Middlesbrough tonight 2-0, but the night will be remembered more for Benitez' post-match outburst.

The Spaniard launched into an outrageous rant after the game, hitting out at fans and the board for his trouble and treatment.

Here is what he had to say: "I'm disappointed with some fans. They have to support the team instead of wasting time making banners.

"They have to support the team. They gave me the title of interim manager which is a massive mistake. I am the manager and I will manage this club. The fans are not helping us.

"I am a professional and I will do my job. At the end of the season I will leave."

It seems to us that Benitez' position is now untenable. 

If he was not going to be booed beforehand, the jeers at Chelsea's home game with West Brom will be louder than ever - the same opponents who Roberto di Matteo and Andre Villas-Boas faced prior to their sackings.

Now it's a question of whether Benitez can even last that long.

No Chelsea manager has publicly called out the board under Roman Abramovich's Chelsea reign before, but our guess is that the man with the trigger-happy sacking tendency will be ready to do his worst again.

We bet he doesn't last 24 hours.

Can Rafa last till the end of the season?

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