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Elevenses - Benitez berates Liverpool board; Houllier targets title with Villa

Published: 22 Sep 2010 - 10:45:08

Rafa the gaffer (or should that be ex-gaffer?) just can't let it go can he?

Almost four months have passed since he was booted out of Liverpool's exit door, but the overweight Spaniard still won't stop banging on about how badly he was treated.

You might think that landing a cushy job in sunny Milan would've softened the blow of leaving Merseyside's miserable red half, but apparently not.

"My relationship with [Inter owner Massimo Moratti] is really good," said Benitez.

"He is a man who knows his football. You know that if the team does not do well he will be angry, but at least he is someone with whom it is possible to talk about football."

But then, in a completely unnecessary but not uncharacteristic verbal attack, Rafa decided to stick the boot into his former employers, adding: “In the last year I was at Liverpool that simply did not happen.

“The directors that I had did not understand a thing about football, whereas with Moratti you can talk to him.”

Deflecting the attention away from your questionable tactics and terrible man-management Rafa? Surely not.

Martin Broughton and Christian Purslow have hardly been saints in the Anfield boardroom, while Tom Hicks and George Gillett have been down right sinful during their ownership of the club.

But did they continually rest Fernando Torres, alienate £8million Albert Riera or buy the un-Brazilian Brazilian Lucas Leiva? No, I didn’t think so either.

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From one ex-Liverpool manager to another, and Gerard Houllier's uninspiring debut in the Aston Villa dugout this evening.

The Frenchman yesterday announced that his new side have been in a state of "shock and chaos" since Martin O'Neill's departure.

If lying eighth in the league is "shock and chaos", then surely that means you'll be winning the league Gerard?

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If it's transfer rumours you're after then click HERE.

Or for some more intellectual ramblings why not read the Libero's take on Manchester United enigma Dimitar Bebatov HERE.


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