Thursday, December 23, 2010

Inter Milan terminates agreement with Rafael Benitez

Rafael Benitez has been sacked as the coach of European soccer club, Inter Milan, after six months of his appointed and five days after he led the team to the Club World Cup title.

Joining the club in June on a two-year deal, the 50-year-old Spaniard replaced the former manager, Jose Mourinho, who left for Real Madrid. He was appointed Inter Milan manager a week after leaving English Premier League club Liverpool following a six-year stint there.

Now, football fans are eagerly waiting to see who will be the next manager of Inter Milan football club. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, former AC Milan coach, Leonardo, is the favorite to replace Benitez. Italian coach Luciano Spalletti from Zenit football club has also been linked with the post.

Fans should want to know the reason of ending the agreement early with Benitez. Benitez criticized Inter President, Massimo Moratti, for not backing him to buy players following the Serie A side's Club World Cup win over TP Mazembe last Saturday.

Inter Milan is not in good position in the Serie A point table. They are 13 points behind leader AC Milan in Serie A. Now, they have two more games in hand. They have slipped to seventh position after winning 6 of their 15 league games.

The question is that if the termination will bring any good result in the club.