Real Madrid manager’s wife says they clear up his mess
The wife of Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez has claimed, tongue-in-cheek, that her husband has to keep clearing up Jose Mourinho’s mess.
Real are the third club which Benitez has taken over after the Special One has been manager, along with Chelsea and Inter Milan.
Montserrat Seara Benitez told La Region: “We tidy up his messes. If you think about it, of course you end up crossing paths. There are only a few world-class clubs out there.”
Benitez Following Mourinho?
At Inter, Mourinho guided the Nerazzurri to a treble in 2010, was replaced by Benitez, who was sacked before Christmas.
In 2012, Benitez turned up at Stamford Bridge, with Mourinho having left five years earlier. Mourinho won back-to-back league titles in his first spell. Benitez only managed one Europa League success.
Now Rafa has pitched up at the Bernabeu, two years after Mourinho left to return to Chelsea.
The comments made by Mrs Benitez may have been tongue-in-cheek, but the stats showed that Mourinho has won more trophies than the ex-Liverpool boss, and the clubs have not done so well when Benitez has been in charge.
by Steve Osborne