Benitez refuses to discuss Chelsea future
Benitez has announced he will be leaving at the end of the season and subsequently the supporters' ire has all but disappeared.
It is not beyond the realms of possibility that he could stay on at Stamford Bridge next season, particularly if he steers Chelsea to third place and the Europa League title.
Benitez, whose wish is to remain at a top side challenging for trophies, ideally in England, would not be drawn on his options for next season.
He said: "The future for me is the next game."