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Chelsea boss Benitez insists: My relationship with Abramovich is great!

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has made it vehemently clear that his relationship with owner Roman Abramovich is fine.

The Spaniard lashed out at Blues supporters after last night's FA Cup fifth round win over Middlesbrough, saying he would not be back at the club next season because of the flack he has copped since taking over from Roberto Di Matteo in November.

Despite the comments, Benitez said today that everything was fine between he and the club, especially with Abramovich.

"My relationship with the owner is really good," Benitez told BBC's Football Focus. "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.

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

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