The Daily Telegraph reckons that Rafa Benitez was so gobsmacked by Tom Hicks’ admission that he had sounded out Jurgen Klinsmann, that he is now considering suing their socks off. Telegraph journo David Bond writes:
“Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is understood to be considering whether to sue the club’s co-owner Tom Hicks after he made the startling admission that he tried to line up Jurgen Klinsmann to replace him.
“Although Hicks claims the move for the former Germany manager was an ‘insurance policy’ in case Benitez walked out on Anfield, the Spaniard is now weighing up whether he can take legal action against the Dallas billionaire for constructive dismissal.”
After it looked like the owner-manager relationship at Anfield had reached a nadir, news of this barrel scrapingly atrocious situation comes out of the woodwork. A manager suing his owners, surely a new low…