Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rafa Benitez To Become Turkey Coach - Where Does That Come From?

Recently, the internet websites/the press reported that Rafa Benitez could become the next Turkey coach, that supposedly he had already held talks with the Turkish Federation. This just does not make any sense - he has already stated that his priority is to manage in the Premier League. Moreover what could a workaholic manager like him do in a national job with a smaller team that is akin to working part-time?

Latest news: Rafa's agent Manuel Garcia Quilon, has moved swiftly to quash those rumours. It begs to be asked - where do those stupid rumours come from and who is stupid enough to make them up?

The most likely source is some journalist who had some column to fill and thus tried to manufacture some fantasy news - Chelsea want to hire Gus Hiddink as their next manager and since Rafa Benitez was also mentioned as a potential successor to Carlo Ancelotti,it follows that he could replace Gus Hiddink as Turkey coach.


Rafa Benitez to become the next Turkish national team manager as reported by the Daily Express

Denial the next day that Rafa has held talks with the Turkish Football Association (reported by Yahoo Sports and many others)

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