Wednesday November 17 2010
Benitez hangs by a thread

Rafa Benitez's future at Inter hangs by a thread, according to several of Italy's biggest sports papers.

Il Corriere dello Sport claims Inter President Massimo Moratti is already fed up with the Spanish tactician who was appointed as Jose Mourinho's replacement in the summer.

Benitez has come under fire after his side lost Sunday's Derby della Madonnina against Milan, relinquishing their unbeaten record at home, which stretched back to March 2008.

The Nerazzurri currently lie fifth in Serie A, six points behind League leaders Milan after the opening 12 games of the campaign.

La Gazzetta dello Sport understands Moratti is upset with his training methods, the lack of discipline within the squad and of course the poor results.

Moreover, he doesn't feel the squad needs reinforcing in January, contrary to Benitez's own opinion.

A short list of four high profile names has been published, which includes Leonardo, Frank Rijkaard, Carlos Dunga and Luciano Spalletti, although it must be said the latter has committed himself to Zenit St. Petersburg after winning the Russian Premier League.