If Rafa Benitez needed to do anything else to endear himself towards Liverpool supporters, his wife has just done it for him.
Speaking about her husband’s new job in charge of Real Madrid, Montse Benitez claimed that he spends his time running round Europe fixing the mistakes made by the manager’s bitter rival Jose Mourinho!
“We tidy up his messes,” she told La Region, cited in the Echo.
“If you think about it, of course you end up crossing paths. There are only a few world-class clubs out there.”
And to be fair, she almost has a point! Benitez joined Inter Milan, Chelsea and now Real Madrid after the Portuguese had parted ways with the respective clubs.
Although Mourinho was more successful at Inter Milan, he left Benitez an ageing squad – and the now Chelsea boss’s tenure at Real Madrid was also full of controversy and fallouts.
It’ll be interesting to see how Benitez does with the Spanish giants, as anything other than La Liga and Champions League glory will ultimately lead to the sack.
He has the pedigree to lead them to both, of course. He won two La Liga titles with Valencia roughly a decade ago, won the Champions League with us and the Europa League with Chelsea.
We’ll forgive him his foray with the odious Stamford Bridge club for leading us to the greatest night in our history.