Rafael Benitez gives Inter Milan ultimatum, gets sacked
Inter Milan have reportedly sacked coach Rafa Benitez. The ex-Liverpool boss gave the Inter board a pretty unequivocal ultimatum after securing victory in the FIFA Mickey Mouse World Cup yesterday.
The Spaniard used the post-match celebrations to air his grievances, demanding more support and a host of January signings.
He said: “There are three possibilities for the club. One, 100% support for the coach and buy four or five players to build a stronger team with competition among the players to be able to carry on winning matches and trophies. Two, carry on like this without a project, without planning, and go ahead with one person to blame for the whole season getting to May this way. The third is to speak to my agent and reach an agreement if there is not this support. Simple.”
Reports suggest that owner Massimo Moratti has gone for option number three and given Benitez the boot.
Moratti and Benitez had not been on the best of terms in any case, so backing him into a corner was a risky move by Rafa. Plus, when you have inherited the reigning Champions League winners it is much more difficult to argue that you need to sign half a team!