Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has apologised to Rafa Benitez, insisting he did not seek to cause any offence.
Current Liverpool boss apologises to predecessor
Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has apologised to Rafa Benitez, insisting he did not seek to cause any offence to his predecessor at Anfield.
Benitez responded on Monday to Hodgson's comments that he banned club legend Kenny Dalglish from the club's training ground during his tenure.
The new Inter Milan boss, whose side lost to Tottenham in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, insisted Hodgson should instead concentrate on his job.
"He's talking about things that he doesn't know. Some people cannot see a priest on a mountain of sugar," said the Spaniard.
"I brought back Kenny Dalglish to do a role in the club and Christian Purslow gave him another role.
"He (Hodgson) doesn't know but I will explain it to him.
"So, instead of talking about the flips or the flops, he has to concentrate on his players, try to do his best. He has a good job to do."
In response, Hodgson on Wednesday apologised to Benitez, who has continued to criticise elements at the club despite leaving for the San Siro in the summer.
"I totally agree with him that every manager needs to work with his own club," said the Reds boss.
"If I have upset him by saying something which I certainly didn't mean to be in any way critical or negative about his work at the club, then I would happily apologise because there was never any intention to do that.
"As far as I am concerned I work at Liverpool and do my best for Liverpool, and he will work at Inter and do his best for Inter.
"I have no comments to make about other people's opinions - I'll allow them to make them and in this case I'll accept them if that's what they want to be."