In barely a month, Rafa Benítez has gained the confidence of the Chelsea players, who have given the perfect response on the pitch to their recent woes.
The Spaniard has also managed to cool the hostility of the fans, who chanted against him in his first few games in charge, and he has also convinced Roman Abramovich, who hired him for six months but who is now considering renewing his contract, according to an 'exclusive' report published by 'The Sun'.
Under Benítez, Chelsea have won six of their last seven games, scoring 26 goals in the process. But above all, the Spaniard's leadership has lead to the renaissance of Fernando Torres, who has scored seven goals in his last seven games.
The only downside of Benítez's last four weeks at Chelsea has been losing the Club World Cup final to Corinthians in Tokyo.
Despite that mishap, 'The Sun' claims that Abramovich may reconsider Benítez's short-term contract and offer him a longer one, owing to the difficulty in convincing Pep Guardiola to join the club next summer.
Former Chelsea coach José Mourinho, who had been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge, is more likely to join Manchester United, Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain if he leaves Real Madrid this summer. The Portuguese also left the club after falling out with the Russian owner.
Therefore, the good results and positive dynamic could lead Abramovich to allow Benítez to stay on longer than planned, as happened with Roberto Di Matteo last summer.