Benitez accused the fans of damaging the team with their abuse of him, and said the club’s board made a mistake in labelling him as an ‘interim’ manager.
He told BBC Radio 5 live: “Chelsea gave me the title of interim manager, which is a massive mistake. I’m the manager.
The fans are not helping us. At the end of the season I will leave. They don’t have to worry about me.”
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