HIM?! AGAIN?! Really!?
Rafa Benitez had a pretty difficult job replacing Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan. The Portuguese had just won Serie A, the Coppa Italia and the Nerazzurri’s first European Cup/Champions League title since 1965. Benitez was also given about €2.87 to spend on new players.
It’s easy enough to say that all he had to was not eff things up completely, but it ain’t all that easy when the players were blubbing like an X Factor contestant singing a song about a blind puppy when Mourinho left.
Anyway, according to Spanish radio station Onda Cero, Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez hasn’t been put off by Benitez’s rubbish time at Inter and fancies him to take over from Jose in the summer…
Onda Cero reckon Pérez already has a pre-contract agreement with Benitez – who managed Real Madrid B from 1993-5 – with regards to replacing Mourinho if the Special One leaves.
Considering only Vicente del Bosque has managed two consecutive full years in the Real Madrid hot seat since Leo Beenhakker’s reign from 1986-89, there’s a distinct possibility of that happening.
It’s PROBABLY a load of absolute gibberish wrapped in nonsense and simmered with some claptrap until its extra bull-shitty, but there are a lot of rumours circulating about the former Liverpool boss at the min.
Benitez has also been linked with a move back to Valencia. He won two La Liga titles and a UEFA Cup during his stint in charge of the Spanish side and several sources think Valencia president Manuel Llorente wants Benitez to replace current coach Unai Emery. Hmm…
So, the beautifully bearded Benitez looks set to come in from the cold sooner rather than later – Have you missed him?