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I would not entrust Benitez with any team, says Materazzi
The Italian, who has never really got on with the Spaniard, has ridiculed the former Liverpool boss' methods and has made it clear that he does not see him as a top coachFormer Italy international Marco Materazzi has hit out at Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez and has stressed that he would never entrust the Spaniard with his team if he were a club president.
Materazzi worked under Benitez at Inter in the first half of the 2010-11 campaign, and the former centre-back was not impressed with the coach's methods.
"He is not exactly my ideal coach. If I were in charge of a club, I would never entrust him with my team," Materazzi was quoted as saying by France Football.
"What I did not like about him was the way he presented himself to the team. Great coaches like [Marcello] Lippi and [Jose] Mourinho use unwritten rules, but Benitez wanted to write 10 to 12 things down.
"It was like we were back to school or had to follow traffic rules."
Benitez replaced Roberto Di Matteo as Chelsea manager earlier this season.
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