As Rafael Benitez prepares to take the big job at Real Madrid, here’s a look at his best-ever XI from a career with the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Inter Milan…
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GK: Petr Cech
A modern goalkeeping great, Chelsea legend Petr Cech was a top performer for Benitez during his brief time in charge at Chelsea, arguably eclipsing former Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina.
DR: Javier Zanetti
One of the best right-backs of all time, Javier Zanetti was a major player for Inter Milan for many years, including during Benitez’s brief reign at the San Siro.
DL: Ashley Cole
A Chelsea legend and one of the best full-backs of the modern era, Ashley Cole helped Benitez to a Europa League win in his brief stint at Stamford Bridge.