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Real Madrid attempted to sign Rafael Benitez back in 2009

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Throughout the years, Real Madrid has had a number of highly qualified managers who have lifted some of the biggest pieces of silverware. Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti are some of the latest ones who have taken up the managerial position at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho have proved on numerous occasions why they are considered to be some of the best managers in the world. Both coaches have won the Champions League on 2 occasions and this is the kind of managers that Real Madrid are always searching for.

Real Madrid has always attempted to bring in coaches who have won the biggest titles in the world of football and Florentino Perez has recently revealed that Real Madrid had been in search of Rafael Benitez before Mourinho and Ancelotti.

The president of Real Madrid Florentino Perez said: “We were absolutely convinced we needed a new impetus,” said the chief. “For my part it would have been easier to keep going.

“I analyzed it and didn’t have doubts to give the team a new impulse. We are glad we did it with a new coach. Rafa Benitez is the best for Madrid at this time. He knows the culture, the values, and is from this ‘house’.I thought of him in 2009 and offered him the job. The circumstances didn’t allow it because he had renewed with Liverpool and couldn’t leave them. Benitez is Spanish, a Madridista.”

According to Florentino Perez, Real Madrid attempted to sign Rafael Benitez a few years ago but the Spanish manager decided to extend his contract with Liverpool which was his club during that time.

Rafael Benitez was the coach of Liverpool starting from June of 2004 until June of 2010 and during this period of time, he managed to win: FA Cup, FA Community Shield, Champions League and Super Cup. (more…)