Arigo Sacchi sorely believes individual brilliance is the priority and not teamwork in Real Madrid.
The former AC Milan manager, Arigo Sacchi was the director of football for a time at Madrid.
Benitez is approaching the midway of his tenure at Madrid and has led them to third in the Liga and the last 16 of the UCL.
“Benitez has not yet connected with the fans or [president] Florentino Perez,” Sacchi was quoted as saying by Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Italian has a degree of sympathy for Benitez, claiming the club prioritises the profile of its stars, Cristiano Ronaldo chief among them, ahead of cohesive play.
“They’re based more around individual skills than teamwork and the manager is forced to make the most of that without disrupting the team’s hierarchy,” he said of Madrid’s values.
“They’re a star-studded squad, possibly the best in the world, but that doesn’t always make them a team.”