Wednesday July 29 2015
Mourinho: ‘Benitez destroyed my Inter’

Jose Mourinho claims Rafa Benitez ‘destroyed’ his treble-winning Inter side after taking over from the Portuguese Coach.

The Chelsea manager guided the Nerazzurri to the Scudetto, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League in 2009-10, before leaving to take over at Real Madrid.

He was replaced by Benitez, but the Spanish tactician struggled at San Siro, and was replaced mid-way through the season.

Hitting back at comments from the new Real Madrid Coach’s wife that he was always ‘tidying up’ the ‘mess’ left by the former Porto man, Mourinho was typically forthright.

“The lady is a bit confused,” the 52-year-old said after a friendly win over Barcelona.

“Her husband went to Chelsea to replace Roberto Di Matteo and he went to Real Madrid and replaced Carlo Ancelotti.

“The only club where her husband replaced me was at Inter, where in six months he destroyed the best team in Europe at the time.

“If she takes care of her husband's diet, she will not have any time to talk about me.”

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