Rafa Benitez Has Called Marco Materazzi A Liar.

PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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It's no secret that Rafa Benitez and Marco Materazzi didn't get on while the two were at Inter Milan.

In an interview given to France Football this week Materazzi has said of Benitez, "He is not my ideal coach" along with claiming that Benitez had all pictures of Jose Mourinho taken down from the walls at the Inter Milan training ground.

If I was a club president, I'd never employ him. A great boss like Marcello Lippi or Mourinho knows how to get their demands across to a dressing room. Whereas Benítez, well he wanted to put them all in writing, 10 or 12 rules, like the Highway Code or being at school.

At Inter's training centre there were photos on the wall of all the most successful past coaches, from Helenio Herrera to Roberto Mancini and Mourinho. Benítez had the ones of José taken down. With that gesture, he showed his character: that of a weak person.

In a press conference prior to this evening's Capital One Cup semi final against Swansea, Benitez refuted those claims, calling Materazzi a liar in the process.



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