Monday, 20 December 2010

Rafael Benitez sacked

The Internazionale president, Massimo Moratti, has refused to comment on media reports suggesting he has sacked Rafael Benitez as coach due to a dispute over transfers.

"I prefer not to talk today to avoid the risk of creating controversies," Moratti told reporters. Today's edition of Gazzetta dello Sport said Benítez, who has only been in charge at Inter for six months, is to be replaced by the Zenit St Petersburg coach, Luciano Spalletti.

On Sunday, Moratti had labelled comments by Benítez following Inter's triumph in the World Club Cup as "inappropriate". The Spaniard told a news conference in Abu Dhabi that the club had to make signings in the summer or else he would speak with his agent about his future.

The Italian club's fifth trophy this year had appeared to have secured Benítez's job after a poor start to his tenure in charge of the Italian and European champions, having replaced José Mourinho in the summer following his departure to Real Madrid.

Inter currently sit 13 points behind Serie A leaders Milan and only qualified in second place from their Champions League group, behind newcomers Tottenham.


1 comment:

  1. Inter president Massimo Moratti has officially sacked Rafa Benitez as coach after their poor start to the season, according to Sky Sports.