Pennant played 80 times under Benitez but never really progressed under the Spaniard, which is why he was disposed of.
“You're like 'Yeah, whatever. I know it all already'.
“Rafa wasn't a player's manager where he would sit you down and ask what's the matter.
“I made a few mistakes and probably didn't have the best attitude. I just thought ability would get me places.
“Maybe I'll made a good coach or an assistant because I can talk to the younger lads and help them out in years to come."