Ex-Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez has slammed club president Florentino Perez for his impatience.
Benitez was fired last month – just seven months into the job – and replaced with former World Player of the Year Zinedine Zidane.
The Spaniard though isn’t the first, nor will be be the last to have a short term reign in charge of the 10-time Champions League winners. And in quotes published by ESPN, Benitez blamed Perez’ impatience as the cause of so much instability at the club.
ou need to know exactly what happened in the last few years,” Benitez said.
“You can see Camacho, Del Bosque, Pellegrini, Mourinho, Ancelotti – it’s not easy to be the manager there,” he commented.
And he added: “You have to do everything perfect. As soon as something is wrong, or the chairman thinks something is wrong, you have problems.
“Obviously you should expect to improve at the end of the season because the experience we have is to manage two games a week and train for five. I think we could do really well but they were a little bit nervous, the fans were, the chairman was, and they changed the manager.”
Benitez also dismissed rumours he and Cristiano Ronaldo did not get on well during their time at the club.
“He was quite happy with the way we were training because we trained with the ball. We had top-class players, they enjoy training with the ball, he’s a winner, he’s very competitive, he wants to win, to score goals. It’s fine,” he said.