Rafael Benitez questions Chelsea successor Jose Mourinho's sportsmanship

 Liverpool Manager Rafael Benitez shakes hands with Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on August 19, 2007 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Rafael Benitez;Jose Mourinho
Image: Rafael Benitez: Shakes hands Jose Mourinho after a previous meeting

Rafael Benitez has made a thinly-veiled criticism of Chelsea successor Jose Mourinho and the Portuguese's perceived win-at-all-costs approach.

Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti is expected to succeed Mourinho at Real Madrid, and Benitez believes the former Chelsea and AC Milan boss, who he came face to face with in the Champions League finals of 2005 and 2007 with Liverpool, will be the perfect replacement for the Portuguese. He said: "I know him well from Milan because of the finals in Athens and Istanbul and we had a very good relationship when we were both in the Premier League. I think it's the correct choice because he will be a conciliator in the dressing room and inside the club. I think the club will appreciate that change."

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