Jose Camacho: Bitter Benitez should shut up

Jose Camacho: Bitter Benitez should shut up


Former Real Madrid and Spain boss Jose Camacho has told Rafa Benitez to shut up and stop complaining about his time in charge of Los Blancos.

Benitez was appointed last summer but sacked after just seven months into the job last month and replaced with club legend Zinedine Zidane in the hotseat.

This week, the ex-Liverpool, Inter Milan and Napoli manager spoke out about his brief spell at the club and slammed president Florentino Perez for being too impatient – not just with him but a long line of managers who have gone before him too.

Responding to that outburst, Camacho told Punto Pelota that Benitez was just bitter about his time at Real and should keep quiet.

“Benitez is bitter with Real Madrid. If I was him, I’d keep my mouth shut,” Camacho stated. He added that the appointment of Zidane was the correct one and the club will move forward under the 1998 World Cup winner.

Camacho isn’t the only one to have had their say on Benitez this week though. Real Madrid’s basketball coach Pablo Laso also urged Benitez to stop talking now he’s left the club.

He commented: “He talked about the past, what’s already happened, and I don’t think he said anything new or important. But if you have something to say, better to say it when you’re inside the club, not outside.”