Jose Mourinho has hit back at Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez’s wife Maria de Montserrat as he replied back to her jibe at Mourinho yesterday. Mrs. Benitez had jokingly commented that they were clealing up the messes left by Jose Mourinho. She intended to say that her husband Rafa Benitez has taken up charges of three clubs whom Mourinho had managed previously.
Benitez was in charge of Inter Milan in 2010, then in charge of Chelsea as an interim manager in 2012 and now he is managing Real Madrid. Even though Maria de Montserrat said it jokingly the comment sounded extremely insulting for a guy like Jose Mourinho who has been successfull over the years.
Now Mourinho has finally replied and was bang on target. He was quoted: “The lady is a bit confused, with all respect. I’m not laughing because her husband went to Chelsea to 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 destroyed the best team in Europe at the time. And for her also to think about me and to speak about me, I think the lady needs to occupy her time. And if she takes care of her husband’s diet, she will have less time to speak about me.”
Mourinho not only attaked the lady he also indirectly insulted Benitez as he said that the Spanish manager had destroyed a European champion side within 6 months. Jose Mourinho won the treble in 2009-10 season with Inter Milan. After that he had left the club and Benitez succeeded him. Benitez lost in semi final of the Club World Cup and also was in a very bad position in the league table. He was fired within 6 months.