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Neither Benitez nor Zidane can help Real Madrid while Perez is in charge

Last June was a busy month for Florentino Perez. In addition to appointing Rafa Benitez as manager to replace the sacked Carlo Ancelotti, the Real Madrid manager was also overhauling Real Madrid’s youth system. Through a process some called streamlining and others called cost-cutting, Perez disbanded Real Madrid C — […]

It’s done: Real Madrid has fired Rafa Benitez and replaced him with Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid sacked coach Rafael Benitez after just seven months in charge on Monday with club legend Zinedine Zidane replacing the Spaniard. “We have taken the difficult decision to rescind the contract of Rafael Benitez as coach,” said Madrid president Florentino Perez. “The Real Madrid board has decided to name […]

Rafa Benitez backs under-fire Karim Benzema: ‘He is very important for us’

Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has restated his support for French striker Karim Benzema amid increasing criticism of Benzema’s off-field behavior in his homeland. Benzema has been charged in France for his alleged participation in a blackmail case involving international teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. French Prime Minister […]

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez gives Rafa Benitez his vote of confidence

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez on Monday gave under-fire coach Rafael Benitez his full backing, just two days after a smarting 4-0 home defeat to arch rivals Barcelona. “The coach Rafael Benitez has our full support and confidence. He was picked for his professionalism, his achievements, his experience and his […]

Long-term thinking makes Rafa Benitez the perfect fit for Real Madrid’s circus

On their back of Real Madrid’s largely uninspiring ­­1-0 UEFA Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain, the age-old debate between style or substance again emerged as a major point of contention among fans of the club. Back in 2006, Fabio Capello was largely criticized for his “un-Madrid” style of play, and even […]

Rafael Benitez: Sam Allardyce comments about Liverpool’s Champions League win have no value

Rafael Benitez has hit back at claims from Sam Allardyce that he had nothing to do with Liverpool’s 2005 Champions League success. In a wide-ranging interview with Spanish radio station Onda Cero, former Liverpool boss Benitez also revealed he was interested in signing Gareth Bale during his time at Anfield. […]

Sergio Ramos is 100% staying at Real Madrid, says Rafa Benitez

Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez is confident disgruntled defender Sergio Ramos will remain at the club past this summer. It has been well-publicized that Ramos and club president Florentino Perez have had a major falling out concerning various personal and professional issues. In June, it was reported that the Spain international told […]

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USA v Cuba: Live and Online

Follow The United States against Cuba live and online today via the EPL Talk/Major League Soccer Chat featuring football fans discussing the match from around the world. Kick off time is 7:00 pm ET/4:0 pm PT. The chat will begin at 6:45 pm ET/3:45 pm PT. Check this space for […]

ESPN360 Adds EPL Friendlies This Summer

ESPN today announced that several summer friendlies involving Premier League teams will be shown on ESPN360, its broadband product, this summer. The games that will be shown live on ESPN360 are: Sunderland vs. Atletico Madrid, July 26, 1pm ET Chelsea vs. Club America, July 26, 7pm ET Manchester United vs. […]

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Neither Benitez nor Zidane can help Real Madrid while Perez is in charge

Last June was a busy month for Florentino Perez. In addition to appointing Rafa Benitez as manager to replace the sacked Carlo Ancelotti, the Real Madrid manager was also overhauling Real Madrid’s youth system. Through a process some called streamlining and others called cost-cutting, Perez disbanded Real Madrid C — […]

It’s done: Real Madrid has fired Rafa Benitez and replaced him with Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid sacked coach Rafael Benitez after just seven months in charge on Monday with club legend Zinedine Zidane replacing the Spaniard. “We have taken the difficult decision to rescind the contract of Rafael Benitez as coach,” said Madrid president Florentino Perez. “The Real Madrid board has decided to name […]