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Eight years ago this month, the short-lived Rafa Benitez era began at Inter. It turned out to be worse than I feared at the time. Inter president Massimo Moratti obviously does not listen to me as he has confirmed that Rafael Benitez has agreed to become Inter’s new coach A statement on the Inter web [...]

Is Inter better under Rafa than Mourinho?

Really interesting article on the BBC web site about Rafa Benitez and whether Inter are playing a more attractive brand of football under Benitez than they did under Mourinho. Here are a couple of quotes from the article: “In some ways their football is even better than last season,” said John Foot, author of Calcio: [...]

Benitez names squad for the TIM Tournament

Rafa Benitez has picked three goalkeepers, nine defenders, seven midfielders and five strikers for the TIM Tournament. Goalkeepers: 1 Julio Cesar, 12 Luca Castellazzi, 21 Paolo Orlandoni. Defenders: 2 Ivan Cordoba, 6 Lucio, 13 Maicon, 23 Marco Materazzi, 25 Walter Samuel, 26 Cristian Chivu, 34 Cristiano Biraghi, 35 Simone Benedetti, 57 Felice Natalino. Midfielders: 5 [...]