Interim Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez’s difficult relationship with former Inter defender Marco Materazzi has re-surfaced recently. The Italian defender has gone on record calling Benitez “weak”, an accusation that his former manager has vigorously denied, telling the Guardian: “He’s lying. He’s lying. He’s lying, just lying.”
In an interview Materazzi gave recently to France Football, he said of Benitez: “He is not my ideal coach, if I was a club president, I’d never employ him. A great boss like Marcello Lippi or Mourinho knows how to get their demands across to a dressing room. Whereas Ben
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