With these last claims there is no evidential truth, but media insiders say that its common knowledge in the "inner circles". President Florentino Perez has had to put out fires announcing his full support for Benitez. But we have seen this before, last year when Perez gave full support to Ancelotti when under fire he then sacked him later.
The Real Madrid President has again put the blame this afternoon on the media, "which is out to get him". Sounds too familiar, its an old tactic to cover the numerous Football decision which have turned out to be mistakes. No one doubts that Florentino Perez is an expert business & finance man & has turned Real Madrid into the Worlds Richest Club, but he has no idea about Football. His period as Real Madrid President (2 periods) are full of big mistakes:
- letting go of Makelele ,
- letting go of Seedrof ,
- sacking Coach Vicente del Bosque,
- Signing Kaka...others,
- Signing Luxemburg, Pellegrini,...others,
- Not signing Luis Suarez, not good enough according to him,
- Sacking Carlo Ancelotti,
- PERHAPS - signing Rafael Benitez.