Former Reds boss, Rafa Benitez has illustrated that he would have no problem taking the Anfield hotseat again in the future, should the opportunity arise. The new Inter Milan boss, who was sacked by Liverpool during the summer was speaking to Irish newspaper, the Sunday Independent, in his most candid interview yet since leaving Merseyside.
Benitez, who still owns a house on Merseyside, says that Liverpool is where his family call home and when his career in Italy is over, he will certainly return to the city:
“I am monitoring carefully everything that’s going on there. I have a lot of friends there and I received a ‘Justice’ scarf from the Hillsborough families group that is in my office at home. Again out of respect I think it is important that I talk a little bit about the past but especially about the future. For me, at this moment, that is Inter Milan. I keep my house there, we are based in Liverpool and in the future we will be there again.”
During the interview with highly-respected football journalist, Dion Fanning, Benitez defended his tenure at Anfield, saying that he won four trophies during his time and amassed points totals that would have won the title in other seasons.
Despite issuing a strong defence of his record at Liverpool, Benitez, often criticised for being too stubborn, admits that he did make mistakes while he was Liverpool manager. However, he does lay the blame for a lot of his failings at the two ownership crews who oversaw the club during the Spaniard’s reign. Speaking about the David Moores and Rick Parry partnership who held the reins for the first three years of the Benitez stewardship, he says:
“I had a very good relationship with David Moores and Rick Parry but the only thing I wanted to do was to do things quicker because we didn’t have too much money. To be fair, sometimes we were doing good business without big money and sometimes we lost players.”
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