Karren Brady shares her opinion of Rafael Benitez

Rafa Benitez

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady speaks highly of former Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has written in her football diary in The Sun how she perceives Rafael Benitez.

Brady has revealed that she found the Spaniard “a decent, straightforward man” during talks over taking the West Ham managerial job in the summer.

“Last summer, we were appointing Benitez our manager when the Bernabeu called at the last minute,” the 46-year-old has written in The Sun (Monday, January 4 entry).

“He felt he had to join the love-of-his-life club and we released him from our talks. I found him a decent, straightforward man.”

Benitez is without a managerial job at the moment after being sacked by Spanish giants Real Madrid earlier this month, having been appointed their coach in the summer of 2015.

The Spaniard is a well-known manager, having had success with Valencia and Liverpool in the past.

The 55-year-old guided Valencia to La Liga and UEFA Cup double in 2004 and led Liverpool to Champions League glory in 2005.

During his time as interim manager of Chelsea during the 2012-13 season, Benitez won the Europa League.

Benitez is a very good coach, and it does not come as a surprise that West Ham wanted to appoint him in the summer of 2015.

Perhaps in the near future Benitez will be back in English football, managing in the Premier League once again...

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