December 16, 2018

Rafa Benitez… pro and cons… Ronnie Whelan says get rid

Posted on January 17, 2010 by in Liverpool

He hasn’t noticed the quality of some of the player he has let go;

Robbie Keane – who has performed well at Tottenham
Craig Bellamy – playing for Manchester City who has adapted to Roberto Mancini’s changes with gusto
Peter Crouch – also playing well for Tottenham, and probably in the world cup squad for South Africa.

The strange team selection and transfer signings have resulted in more bad signings than good.

On the “up side”, and put this in inverted commas because there really arn’t any. Except that Rafa has had some good history at Liverpool FC. Many used to site in the “Rafa United camp”, like the author of five reasons Rafa Benitez must leave Liverpool FC now.

Not unsurprisingly this is the tone of opinion about this once sucessful manager.

The time for apportion of blame is over. The distraction of the ‘falling out’ of the club’s majority shareholders is enough, the manager must change. However, not all blame must lie with Rafa. Hicks and Gillett are potentially sailing Liverpool into an ocean of debt. This must severely effect any new managers choices for restructuring the team.

The list of high profile football hawks calling for Rafa Benitez’s resignation is growing, take Ronnie Whelan for example.

The ex Liverpool captain¬† spoke on BBC Radio Five Live: “The way Liverpool have been playing, they have not been good. They have lost 10 of the last 20 games.

“He should have gone a long time ago. They have got to do it now.

“Do they bring in someone until the end of the season? Kenny Dalglish is back at the football club. Could he do it until the end of the season and see what happens?”

It seems as though he has created a team that relies on the ability of two players to create something out of nothing, viz, Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard.  With these to compromised he must sweating.

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