Former Sheffield Wednesday and Inter Milan star Benito Carbone said: "I think he is the right person for Inter. I know he's a great man, and this is important because in a locker room like that it is essential for Inter to have such a person.
"His teams are perfect, they are difficult to play against: you see them working hard, they are aggressive. I see him as the right man."
Italian agent Federico Pastorello regards Benitez as a superior tactician to Jose Mourinho.
He said: "He's even better at the tactical level, really maniacal. I have had two dealings with him, for (Andrea) Dossena and (John Arne) Riise. He is very attentive."