Jose Mourinho Is Not the Right Man for Real Madrid, Says Rafa Benitez

Robin SAnalyst IMay 20, 2010

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 1: Rafael Benitez manager of Liverpool and Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea give thier orders from the sidelines during the FA Barclays Premiership match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on January 1, 2005 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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It appears that Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez likes interfering in the internal matters of all the top teams in Europe.

First off, Liverpool is reeling under Benitez, so the prime job in the hands of Benitez is improving the current woeful plight of the Merseyside club.

However, Benitez is least bothered about the issues of his own club. Instead he's busy guiding the likes of Real Madrid to glory.

It's not a secret that Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho is set to take over the reins of Real Madrid sooner rather than later.

One shouldn't question the credentials of this Portuguese master tactician. He has proved his value on the pitch with his shrewd tactical brilliance.

But one man seems to be distressed after closely watching the success of Mourinho and has come out with public statements against the Portuguese mastermind.

From a coaching standpoint, no one can even dare to disrespect Mourinho—maybe for his off-field arrogance and antics, but not for his on-field matters.

Benitez feels Mourinho is not the right man to coach the Madrid giants. Maybe Benitez is eyeing a future job at Real Madrid.

Benitez thinks Manuel Pellegrini has done a great job in his first season and feels he should be given more time.

One should be forgiven for thinking under-fire Benitez is out there for the support of another under-fire manager—Pellegrini.

If such a statement was mouthed by someone like Sir Alex Ferguson, it would have been sensible, but a manager with poor record in recent times trying to vituperate one of the most successful managers in world football is beyond me.

Maybe Benitez should befriend Mourinho and accept a few leaves from his coaching manuals to revitalise the former's team.

Benitez knows how tough it is to manage a top-notch club and knows what goes through the mind of a manager when constant talk of replacements vociferously pours down from all the corners.

After going through all the hardships at Liverpool, Benitez now understands the mentality of Pellegrini and came in support of him as if he's the best friend of the Liverpool boss.

It's a no-brainer that the Spaniard is attempting a jibe at Mourinho following his enviable success in Portugal, England, and Italy. The career graph of Benitez is dipping after every day, so it's no wonder why Benitez is into such vilifying acts lately.


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