Real Madrid team B manager, Alvaro Benito, has been sacked for making negative comments about some of the club’s team A players on radio and television.
Raul Gonzalez, former Ballon D’Or winner and skipper of the senior team, was announced as Benito’s immediate replacement.
Despite having guided the team B to the second spot in the table, only behind Atletico Madrid and that too with a game in hand, Benito lost his job because of his words after Real Madrid team A lost to Barcelona in what was a must-win encounter at the Copa del Rey semi-finals.
Benito, who also serves as a football analysts on several broadcast stations in Madrid city, reportedly said after the El-classico game: “Vinicius is a blessed irruption, has surprised us all. The problem (in the game against Barcelona) is that there are players like Casemiro who shouldn’t play a minute, and Kroos too.”
Marca reports that the above comments on some of Real Madrid’s senior players did not sit well with the club management, as a result he was evicted from his managerial role at the club’s team B.
With Benito’s exit, Raul Gonzalez, a Real Madrid legend during his playing days, was promoted as Team B coach from team C.