Why Cristiano Ronaldo’s ex teammate is not surprised to see Rafa Benitez sacked
Gary Neville, who asked Valencia fans to respect Rafa Benitez, as he guide them the success during his three years spell at the club, is not surprise to see his opposite number go.
Rafa Benitez was shown exit door by Real Madrid, after drew 2-2 with Gary Neville’s Valencia away from home. The visiting taken the lead on the both occasions, but Gary Neville’s side was quick to react and match eventually ended on the level term, after chilling contest, speaking about Real Madrid’s decision to sack Rafa Benitez, former Manchester United defender said:
“I’ve seen a lot in football and I’m not surprised, not that a Coach has been sacked. Benitez is a very good Coach but Madrid isn’t our club and I have to concentrate on my team and my work,” he replied.
“The time each Coach gets is getting shorter and it’s unfortunate, but we have to accept it.
“Zidane? It’s Madrid’s choice, nothing to do with me. I was sincere when I came here and didn’t hide that I hadn’t been a Coach, and it was a great opportunity and a very difficult job.
“Sometimes you’re a Coach without experience before your first match. Because you don’t have experience it doesn’t mean you aren’t going to be successful.
“I believe in the opportunity, not only because that’s what I have here. I believe in opportunity.”
“Is that journalist here? I’ve never heard anything more ridiculous in my life.
“It’s a fantasy story with no hint of reality. I don’t know what to say. It’s nonsense,” the former Manchester United defender continued.
“In England I’d use an expletive but I don’t know how it’d be translated and I’d prefer not to say it.”