‘Benitez is not elite’ – Everton-linked boss criticised for how ‘he operates’

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‘Benitez is not elite’ – Everton-linked boss criticised for how ‘he operates’

Ex-Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has been criticised by Simon Jordan for the “way he operates” and he has claimed that the Spaniard is not an “elite” manager.

The 61-year-old was manager of between 2004 and 2010. He was in charge when the Reds won the Champions League in Istanbul during the 2004/05 season.

Since leaving Liverpool, Benitez has been with the likes of Chelsea, Newcastle United and Real Madrid.



They are on the lookout for Carlo Ancelotti’s replacement after he rejoined Real Madrid.

Jordan has told talkSPORT that Benitez is “capable” but he is not one of the “elite” managers:

“I can see Rafa Benitez pitching up wherever an opportunity benefits Rafa Benitez.

“It’s a great club, obviously there’s some history managing their great rival Everton have in Liverpool.

“There’s comments he’s made about Liverpool. After he departed to China for the integrity of one of the best leagues in the world and a big bag of money, I can absolutely understand him coming back and seeing an opportunity at Everton.

“He’s a good manager. He’s a very, very good manager – there’s no doubt about it. I just don’t like the way he operates.

“Ultimately, he’s had some very interesting results in his time at Liverpool and done some great things.

“But his career now is on a different trajectory. Elite doesn’t mean historically elite. It means you are at the top of your game at the moment you’ve been employed.

“People will argue, and the Newcastle fans will take in their particular brand of outrage on me observing Saint Rafa, that he is indeed elite, but he didn’t arrive at Newcastle because he was elite.

“He arrived at Newcastle because the options available to him were Newcastle United getting relegated that season, going to the Championship, and getting back up again.

“The options available to him are to go somewhere for a vast amount of money rather than a meaningful football club.

“I don’t think they get an elite manager, but a capable operator.”

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Ex-Spurs defender urges Levy to ‘spend money’ this summer

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Ex-Spurs defender urges Levy to ‘spend money’ this summer

Former Spurs defender Alan Hutton has encouraged Daniel Levy to “spend money” so the club keep in touch with their ‘big six’ rivals.

Tottenham face an uncertain summer. There are doubts surrounding ‘s future at the club.

The striker recently told Spurs that he wants to leave as he wants to give himself a better chance of winning team trophies.



Spurs are still without a manager but

The former Roma manager left the club at the end of the season and he has been replaced by ex- manager Jose Mourinho.

Hutton has told that Levy must decide where he sees Spurs going in the next few years:

“There’s no taking it away, [Levy’s] side of it is the business side. He’s done unbelievably well when it comes to the marketing, the stadium, amazing.

“But as a chairman, where do you see the club going? What do you want from the club? Do you want to be challenging for the Premier League? Do you want to be challenging for the top four, or do you want to be there just for the Europa League? Where do you want to be?

“If it is challenging for the top of that league, you have to spend money. Nobody stands still. To have this kind of outlook where we’ve got the best training ground, we’re bringing young boys through, that’s a project.

“We’re going to bring in some youngsters for the future, that’s a five-year project. Antonio Conte is not wanting to do that. He wants to win now, just like Mourinho wanted to win now.

“That’s a question that Daniel Levy is going to have to come out and answer to the fans and everybody involved. Where do you see this team going in the next season or two? If he wants to see it high up, he has to spend money. It’s as simple as that really.”

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