Benitez blasts Liverpool hierarchy
Former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has blasted the hierarchy at the club, saying that they â€˜understood nothing about footballâ€™.
Benitez, now in charge of Inter Milan, had been at odds with the clubâ€™s owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillett, for the last two years of his reign at Anfield and it was the deterioration of that relationship that led to his eventual exit from the club this summer.
One of Benitezâ€™s main issues was the lack of funds available to buy new players as Hicks and Gillett drove the club into a precarious financial position and new manager Roy Hodgson has inherited a squad that on this seasonâ€™s evidence so far, looks ill-equipped to challenge for silverware, both domestically and in Europe.
Benitezâ€™s swipe at the Liverpool hierarchy came when he was asked about his relationship with Inter Milan owner Massimo Moratti.
Benitez told the Inter's official website:
"It's good. He is a man who knows football.
"He might get angry when the team doesn't win and this is normal, but at least you can talk about football with him.
"In my last year at Liverpool I had leaders who understood nothing about football and you couldn't talk to them about football. You can with Moratti."