Chelsea Fc appoints Spaniard Rafa Benitez as the new coach
Chelsea named veteran Spaniard Rafa Benitez interim first-team manager until the end of the season.
Martinez will replace Roberto Di matteo who was fired Wednesday with the team on the brink of becoming the first defending champion eliminated from the group stage
The 52-year-old Spaniard is due to meet the players at the training ground in Cobham on tomorrow.
However, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has showed his ruthless edge following the team's first disappointing run of results this season, announcing that Benitez was an "interim" rather than permanent appointment.
Di Matteo's successor would be the ninth manager under the Russian billionaire since he bought the club in 2003.