Inter sack Benitez, Leonardo lined up as successor

European champions Inter Milan sacked coach Benitez, ending days of speculation about his future.

Inter Milan set to fire Benitez: Reports

Inter Milan are set to fire coach Rafael Benitez, but first want to slash his compensation payment, according to reports in the Italian press on Wednesday.

Benitez is still Inter coach for now, says Moratti

Confusion continued to reign over the future of Inter Milan coach Rafael Benitez on Tuesday after club president Massimo Moratti played down widespread speculation that he had been sacked.

Benitez surprised by reports of sacking

Inter Milan coach Rafael Benitez was surprised on Monday to learn of media reports the Italian club were poised to sack him after his outbursts over signings.

Benitez demands backing, issues Inter warning

Rafael Benitez, buoyed by Inter Milan`s Club World Cup victory on Saturday, told the European champions to back him with new signings or consider whether they wanted to keep him as coach.

Inter president Moratti praises Benitez

Inter Milan coach Rafael Benitez has received rare praise from club president Massimo Moratti.

Under-pressure Benitez sees Inter slump to Lazio

Inter Milan slumped to a dispiriting 3-1 defeat at Lazio leaving coach Rafael Benitez under renewed pressure just as the former Liverpool boss thought he had turned the corner with the Serie A and European champions.

Inter president backs Benitez, expects Eto’o ban

Rafael Benitez’s job will not be under threat even if Inter Milan lose this week’s “very important” Champions League home game with Twente Enschede, club president Massimo Moratti said on Monday.

Benitez under pressure as Moratti blasts Inter

Inter Milan boss Rafael Benitez is already under pressure just five months into his tenure after club president Massimo Moratti slammed the team for the manner of their derby defeat.

Inter`s Benitez aims to copy successful Spanish way

Inter Milan coach Rafael Benitez believes his new side can partially imitate the passing style which took his native Spain to World Cup glory.

Benitez poised to become Inter Milan coach

European champions Inter Milan are poised to appoint former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez as coach after the departure of Jose Mourinho for Real Madrid, Inter president Massimo Moratti said on Tuesday.

Benitez poised to become Inter Milan coach: Moratti

Inter Milan are poised to appoint former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez as coach after the departure of Jose Mourinho for Real Madrid, Inter president Massimo Moratti said on Tuesday.

Liverpool ask Dalglish to look for Benitez`s successor

Former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish has been asked to find Rafael Benitez`s successor as Liverpool manager, with Roy Hodgson and Martin O`Neill among the frontrunners.

Inter push for Capello, rate Benitez

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti hopes England coach Fabio Capello can break his contract after the World Cup and become a candidate for the vacant job at the Champions League winners.

Benitez disappointed in defeat but confident of progress

Rafael Benitez was disappointed with the manner of Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Portugal’s Benfica in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday, but was confident his side would turn the tie around at Anfield.

Benitez eyes fourth spot after two-goal Torres shines

Rafael Benitez is convinced Liverpool can still finish fourth in the Premier League and qualify for the Champions League after Fernando Torres`s double inspired a 3-0 win over Sunderland.

Benitez admits Liverpool need rivals to slip-up

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has conceded the club`s quest for a Champions League place is no longer in their own hands.

Benitez demands Liverpool show their worth

Rafael Benitez believes Liverpool will use Sunday’s showdown with Arsenal to kick-start a season in danger of spiralling out of control.

Liverpool will be in top four of the league table: Benitez

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has silenced critics who have claimed that Manchester City can nick the Reds’ place in the top four of the Premier League table.

Failure to land Barry haunts Benitez as Man City loom

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez will get a close-up of the missing piece of his jigsaw puzzle on Saturday when Gareth Barry runs out for Manchester City at Anfield for a match with huge implications for both clubs.