Rafa Benitez seething at Jose Mourinho 'diet' jibe

Rafa Benitez was left seething after J2020第80期跑狗图 ose Mourinho told his wife to put him on a diet. The Real Mad

rid manager refused to respond publicly to the

Special One’s astonishing jibe. But Benitez , who was mocked by Chelsea fans as a ‘fat Spanish waiter’, is understood to be fuming after the Bl

ues boss launched a scathing attack on his other half. Benitez’s wife Montse put the boot in on Mourinho, saying her husband was always “tidying up his messes”. But Mourinho hit back and said: “The lady needs to occupy her time. If she takes care of her husband’s diet she will have less time to speak about me. Unrepentant: Mourinho doesnt care who he upsets “The lady is a bit confused, with all respect. I’m not laughing. Because her husband went to Chelsea t

o replace Roberto Di Matteo and he went to Real Madrid and replaced Carlo Ancelotti. “The only club where her husband replaces me was at Inter Milan, where in six months he de

stroyed the best team in Europe at the time.” Asked about the comments, Benitez, speaking in China ahead of Real’s pre-season game against AC Milan, said: “I am Real Madrid’s coach. I love football, I understand football and for that reason I only talk about football.” On Mourinho’s claim that he “destroyed” the Inter Milan team that had won the Treble the previous season, Benitez said: “We are here to prepare for

the Milan game and a tour which so far, has been going well. “I’d like to talk about the present day game and that means Real Madrid or the future of Madr

id.” Other half: Benitez and his wife Motserrat Seara with Real Madrif president Florentino Perez (Image: Helios de la Rubia) Benitez has had a bitter rivalry with Mourinho dating back to his time in charge of Liverpool, when he beat the Portuguese in two Champions League semi-finals. However, the Spaniard lasted just six months at Inter Milan after Mourinho had won the Champions League, the Ita

lian title and the Italian Cup before leaving at the end of the 2009-10 season

. Benitez was also one of seven Chelsea bosses in the six-year spell – excluding caretaker Ray Wilkins – between Mourinho’s first and second stints at Stamford Bridge. And his appointment at Madrid this summer has come two years after Mourinho’s departure from the Bernabeau. Read more: Jose is taking on all comers - and Chelsea will be a force if his players follow suit poll loadingWho do you think is the better manager?6000+ VOTES SO FARRafa BenitezJose Mourinho