Channel Dive press team officially announced the launch of the tenth season of 'Dicing With Russians' direct from Stamford Bridge but refused to confirm the contestants until the end of the week.
Rafa Benitez is the defending champion, having seen off Andre Villas-Boas and Roberto Di Matteo in season nine, despite Di Matteo scooping the Champions League trophy after three months into his trial.
Contestants for season ten are rumoured to include old favourites Guus Hidwink, Jose Mourinho and David Webb. Programme boss Roman Abramovitch (the Soviet Unions answer to Simon Cowell) is prepared to break the bank to lure Spanish guru Pep Guardiola, but the former Barca boss is playing hard to get and refuses to commit himself until the summer.
Benitez was booed heavily by fans as he entered the Dicing With Russians household, after previously bad mouthing the format and show. He has done his best to appease fans by hammering American amateur soccer players from Aston Villa 8-0.