Florentino Perez Backs Rafael Benitez To Succeed

Florentino Perez Backs Rafael Benitez To Succeed

Real Madrid president , Florentino Perez has backed Rafael Benitez saying he will stay on as Real Madrid coach despite the pressure intensifying after a heavy 4-0 Clasico defeat on Saturday.

The shock strikes from Luis Suarez, Neymar and Andres Iniesta, has left Madrid in a confused state at the Santiago Bernabeu and the despondency still lingers on.

That result piled the pressure on Benitez, who has already faced criticism from the fans and the Spanish media alike for his seemingly conservative tactical dispensation which looked like forcing him to repel probing questions about his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo.

In the game itself, the home fans were quick to boo and wave white handkerchiefs to demonstrate their dissatisfaction.

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But Perez, insist the former Liverpool boss can rely on his continued support, calling him "the chosen one" even though the team sits a humiliating third in La Liga and six points behind leaders Barca after 12 matches.

The president did stress that the support was not necessarily timeless, in quick referral to coaches Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti who were eventually dismissed having similarly received public backing.

Florentino Perez also reportedly discussed the criticism of his own position, insisting he does not influence team selection and dismissed talk of a presidential election.

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