Benitez has another dig at his Stamford Bridge successor.
Rafa Benitez has taken another swipe at his Chelsea successor Jose Mourinho by insisting the Portuguese ‘did nothing in Europe’ with Real Madrid.
The duo’s feud dates back to the 2004/05 season and the numerous clashes between Liverpool and Chelsea during Benitez’s tenure at Anfield and Mourinho’s first spell at Stamford Bridge.
It was reignited last week, when Mourinho accused Benitez’s Chelsea of underwhelming performances last season, despite winning the Europa League.
The Spaniard, now in charge of Napoli, hit back, claiming he frequently got the better of Mourinho despite having less money to spend at Liverpool.
And now Benitez has taken a swipe at the Portuguese’s record at Real Madrid, claiming his continental record with Los Blancos – one quarter-final ad two semi-finals – was poor.
“He coached a very strong and expensive Real Madrid side and he left without winning the Champions League. In three years he did nothing in Europe,” Benitez is quoted as saying by Spanish daily Marca.
Regarding Chelsea’s current form, Benitez said: “Maybe if Mourinho sells Hazard and Oscar for €360m to build another team, he might win something.”