Marco Materazzi has aired his views on under fire Madrid coach, Rafa Benitez and it is not pretty.
Materazzi has described Benitez as jealous of Mourinho and scared of his own shadow.
The pair worked together for a while, when Benitez replaced Mourinho at Chelsea, before getting fired.
“Benitez was afraid of his own shadow. He was jealous of the memory of Mourinho,” Materazzi told La Repubblica.
“I had a booth with photos of my successes and Benitez forced me to take them down.
“After we won the [2010 Champions League] final at the Bernabeu, I said to Mou, ‘You’re an a**hole, you’ll leave us with Benitez. I will never forgive you.’
“When Leonardo [came in], a smart coach, we were 16 points behind first place and we still managed to win another Scudetto.”
Materazzi said there was simply no comparing Benitez and Mourinho, the latter whom he still rates highly despite the Portuguese’s sacking from Chelsea on Thursday.
“Mou remains the world’s best. The crisis of the third year is nonsense,” the Italian added.
“At Porto, he won the Champions League in his third season, the first time at Chelsea he was fired in September, which was too soon and with Real Madrid he reached a Champions League semi-final and the Copa del Rey final.
“If he had started [at Inter], we would have won everything; the league, the Europeans Super Cup and with the Champions League you never know.”