Rafa Benitez uses Chelsea arrival to criticise former Liverpool owners
Rafa Benitez is beloved by Liverpool fans. He can’t help but tell them exactly what they want to hear, even when he’s starting a new job at a completely different club.
The Spaniard used his first round of interviews as Chelsea’s interim manager to hit out at former Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett. The point he was making was that Roman Abramovich would be a piece of cake to deal with by comparison.
Benitez said: “We have an owner, a technical director Michael Emenalo and a good staff. It’s easy.
“I don’t have two owners who don’t talk to each other, which was a problem.”
So, it would seem that Abramovich, rather than Gillett, is the best a manager can get.
But Reds supporters might not be quite so pleased with Rafa’s assertion that he’s now hungrier for silverware than he was during his time at Anfield.
He said: “I have more desire to win trophies now than before.
“I analysed the squad. Can they win trophies? Yes. How many trophies can they win? We have five opportunities. OK. Carry on.”
An insight into the targets set by Abramovich, perhaps?