24 Dec 2010

Inter sack Benitez

5:49 am on 24 December 2010

The European champions Inter Milan have sacked coach Rafael Benitez just a few days after he guided them to the World Club Cup title.

he two parties reached a mutual agreement over terminating the Spaniard's contract, ending days of speculation about the former Liverpool manager's future after he used the World Club Cup win to attack his players and the club's board overr lack of support in the transfer market.

Benite had been in the post since July after leaving Liverpool by mutual consent and had failed to convince the Inter fans that he could repeat the unique success of predecessor Jose Mourinho.

The former Chelsea coach Mourinho, secured the domestic double and the Champions League trophy for Inter last season.