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Inter Milan make Benitez dangle in the wind

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti continues to let Rafa Benitez dangle in the wind and has once again declined to confirm coach Rafael Benitez has been officially sacked by the newly crowned World Club Champions.

Moratti briefly spoke with reporters at lunchtime today when he again denied that Benitez had been shown the exit door.

“We are trying to understand what’s going on, this situation is a bit of a mess,” Moratti said. “Everything that happened was a bit unexpected, we are considering every point of view.”

Not sure that the delay is and what makes the situation so much of a mess. It was clear after this outburst by Benitez after the Mazembe game at the weekend that his position was untenable at Inter:

“There are three possibilities for the club. One, 100% support for the coach and buy four or five players to build a stronger team with competition among the players to be able to carry on winning matches and trophies. Two, carry on like this without a project, without planning, and go ahead with one person to blame, for the whole season. The third, is to speak to my agent to reach an agreement if there is not this support. Simple.”

Rumors are rife in Milan that Inter have approached former AC Milan coach Leonardo to be their new manager, something that Moratti denies:

“I haven’t had a way of talking to any other coach. I haven’t met Leonardo.”

I will be shocked if this drags on for another day as Inter need to get rid of Rafa and move on.