Mourinho Takes Another Swipe at Old Foe, Rafa Benitez
Jose Mourinho may be out of a job, but he isn’t one to stay far away from the headlines, and this time he is making the news for aiming shots at old foe Rafa Benitez.
The former Chelsea boss is in Mexico to coach a team of legends during FIFA’s conference in the Central American nation, and during his press duties, Mourinho couldn’t resist a pop at the Spaniard when asked about former club Real Madrid, Mirror reports.
“If Zidane wins the Champions League then everyone will forget about the problems that the club experienced pre-Christmas before the change of coach and the enduring memory will be that of a 11th European Cup win,” he said.
“For a team with a bad start that presents a massive opportunity to gloss over the season as a whole.”
The controversial Portuguese has been on a war of words with the Spanish coach for years; a feud that has sometimes spilled over to their spouses.
Benitez began the season as Real Madrid manager but was relieved of his duties in January after a poor run of form and particularly a humiliating 4-0 clásico defeat at home to eternal rivals Barcelona.
He later replaced Steve McClaren at Newcastle United, who eventually suffered relegation from the Premier League on Wednesday night.
Meanwhile, Mou is confident of returning to the coach’s trench in the summer as he recently told the press: “I’ll be back in July.”
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