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Materazzi not a fan of Benitez methods

Former Italy international Marco Materazzi says he would never entrust Rafael Benitez with his team if he were a club president.

Materazzi worked under Benitez at Inter Milan in the first half of the 2010/11 campaign before the Spaniard parted company with club, and the World Cup-winning centre-back was not impressed with the coach’s methods.

“He is not exactly my ideal coach. If I were in charge of a club, I would never entrust him with my team,” Materazzi was quoted as saying by France Football.

“What I did not like about him was the way he presented himself to the team. Great coaches like (Marcello) Lippi and (Jose) Mourinho use unwritten rules, but Benitez wanted to write 10 to 12 things down.

“It was like we were back to school or had to follow traffic rules.”

Benitez took over from the sacked Roberto Di Matteo as interim Chelsea manager in November.

Tue 22 January, 2013
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