Football - Benitez: One game at a time

Rafael Benitez knows that at Chelsea, perhaps more than any other club, it is important to take things game-by-game and he is not yet ready to look towards the FA Cup clash at Manchester United.

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The Spaniard, whose position was under scrutiny following his impassioned monologue against his title of `interim manager' and the continued barracking of the club's fans, maintains he will see out his contract until the end of the season.

There are numerous hurdles to negotiate, though, beginning this week at Steaua Bucharest, who knocked Ajax out of the Europa League, and then next Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final at Manchester United.

"One game at a time," said Benitez, following Chelsea's 1-0 Barclays Premier League defeat of West Brom. "We have to go to Bucharest before we can concentrate on this (the United) game.

"Both games are important, but one is just one game and one is two legs."

Benitez would not be drawn on the future after chants for Jose Mourinho, who has been linked with a return, echoed around Stamford Bridge.

"I'm really pleased after winning, without thinking what will happen in the future," he said.

"We had to produce a good game, we did it. The players enjoyed it, the fans were behind the team. Everything was positive.

"What will happen in the next week, I don't know."

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