Rafael Benitez

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Situation in a football club is not always rosy and sparkling as any pre-season planning can go all to dust when results doesn't arrive. When poor results hit a team, managers are being made as victim as they will be replaced and often an interim replacement will be appointed to see things off before the…
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Following a 2-2 draw against Valencia, Real Madrid made another intriguing decision as they sacked Rafael Benitez and replaced him with former super star, Zinedine Zidane. Although Benitez's departure might not sound as a surprise considering the pressure his been having, but Los Blancos decision is still considered harsh, especially since it's Zidane who has…
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Real Madrid boss, Rafa Benitez is reportedly still under fire despite his team's latest 10-2 victory over Rayo Vallecano in Los Blancos' last La Liga fixture. However, Benitez believes that every negative news regarding Madrid and his future is nothing more than a campaign against the Spanish giant. Speaking ahead of his team's La Liga…
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Copa del Rey might not always be considered a major target for big Spanish teams such as Real Madrid, especially during early stages, but that doesn't stop head coach, Rafael Benitez from urging his players to focus. Sharing his views in the latest news conference ahead of Madrid's Copa tie against Cadiz this midweek, Benitez…
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Following Real Madrid's disappointing 4-0 defeat from Barcelona in La Liga, there were rumors claiming that several Los Blancos players were having an issue with their head coach, Rafael Benitez. One name who reportedly had a strong issue with Benitez is Colombian international, James Rodriguez, but that rumors were squashed away by the Spanish tactician…
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Real Madrid's disappointing 4-0 home defeat from Barcelona didn't go well with Los Blancos fans as many are already questioning Rafael Benitez's competency. However, those asking for Benitez's head won't be having it their way as the club through their president, Florentino Perez has voiced out support for the Spanish tactician. In a recent press…
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The season is still at an early stage but major transfer rumors never seems to stop coming as recently Spanish media claim that Real Madrid are keen on signing Arsenal's star, Alexis Sanchez. Reports suggesting that Rafael Benitez is keen on grabbing the former Barcelona man with further rumors stating that Arsene Wenger will only…
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Real Madrid's failure to secure David De Gea this summer may created a negative buzz all around, but that doesn't seem to affect Los Blancos' defensive performance at all. So far, Madrid still haven't let in any goals at all, not just during their La Liga matches, but also when they won their first Champions…
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Already having a host of top quality midfield players doesn't seem to stop Real Madrid from making a new signing in that department as media reports stating that they are very close on snatching Mateo Kovacic from Inter Milan. Italian media claimed that Los Blancos have shelled out over 35 million Euro to prize up…
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Real Madrid picked up another success on their preseason tour as they won the International Champions Cup in China following a penalty shoot out win over AC Milan. That positive results they've been having brought joy for Los Blancos new head coach, Rafael Benitez, who admitted that he was pleased with his team's performance so…
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Real Madrid head coach, Rafael Benitez refused to confirm any transfer moves from Los Blancos as at the moment he is only focusing on working with what he has. Stating his views ahead of Madrid's friendly match against AC Milan, Benitez refused to talk anything about potential transfers as his job now is working to…
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Real Madrid are still in early preseason mode, but apparently the players' performance have been pleasing enough for new head coach, Rafael Benitez. Speaking after their 3-0 win in a friendly match against Inter Milan, Benitez stated that he was pleased with how his side performed in both halves of that tie. The former Napoli…