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Benitez sacked by Liverpool

Liverpool Football Club have sacked manager Rafael Benitez. The Mirror has reported that the Spaniard has been axed by the club after the board decided he had lost the players and will now look elsewhere for a man the players can put their complete trust in.

There were rumours speculating that some big-name players, including Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres, would leave the club this summer if Benitez stayed in charge but after negotiations, mainly to discuss his pay-out, the man who took the reins at Anfield in 2004 will no longer be in charge.

It is believed Benitez is being targeted by Inter Milan who are without a manager following Jose Mourinho's defection to Real Madrid.

Potential candidates for the Reds job at this early stage include Fulham's Roy Hodgson and Bayern Munich's Louis van Gaal as assistant Sammy Lee will act as caretaker for the time being.

Andrew Slevison
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