Rafael Benitez, the man who lost the plot when Sir Alex Ferguson beat him with mind games, has only been back in the Premier League two minutes and our manager has already started.
When Benitez was sacked by Liverpool, he took over the job at Inter Milan. Jose Mourinho won the treble with that team months earlier, but Benitez managed to drag them 13 points behind AC Milan, the team they finished 12 points ahead of the season before.
Benitez was sacked for the second time in a matter of months but not before he won the FIFA World Club Cup with them, beating Congolese side TP Mazembe in the final.
In a few weeks time, Chelsea will compete in the FIFA World Club Cup and Ferguson has claimed Benitez is lucky as he might win the trophy again, despite it not being his group of players again.
“Rafael Benitez is very lucky,” Ferguson said. “On his CV in two weeks he could have two world championships and nothing to do with the construction of the teams.”
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