By Chris Wright
Great. It looks as though the long-running and always entertaining feud between Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho has farted back into life. They just couldn’t let it lie, could they?
It all began yesterday when Benitez’s good lady wife, Montserrat Seara, quipped that her husband had spent his life clearing up after Mourinho having followed him into the managerial breach at Inter Milan, Chelsea and now Real Madrid.
“Real Madrid are the third of Jose Mourinho’s old teams Rafa has coached. We tidy up his messes,” Montserrat joked in an interview with La Region newspaper.
Well, Mourinho caught wind of Mrs Benitez’s little jibe and responded in kind – first responding with a zinger about the Spaniard’s ill-fated reign at Inter before signing off with a classy fat joke.
“The lady is a bit confused,” Mourinho smirked.
“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 replaced me was at Inter Milan, where in six months he destroyed the best team in Europe at the time.
“If she takes care of her husband’s diet, she will not have any time to talk about me.”
Brilliant, it just never gets old.
We eagerly await the next instalment, which will probably involve a long list of facts about human metabolism if history has taught us anything.