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Will Real Madrid fire Rafa Benítez?

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MARCA believes so while COPE reports that Florentino Pérez will publicly show him his support this week.

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A 0-4 loss at home against FC Barcelona is big enough for almost any Real Madrid coach to get fired. Los Blancos had shown worrying signs only covered by Keylor Navas' performances early in the season but nobody expected Barcelona to dominate the way they did and that's why some fans already want Madrid to fire Benítez right away. Will that happen? That's what MARCA are saying.

Rafa Benítez's dismissal is not a matter of if, but when. The debacle against Barcelona would seem to have made the decision a foregone conclusion.

The Real Madrid board no longer have faith in the coach, who has lost the dressing room in less than three months.
The suits at the Bernabéu are well aware that the squad aren't behind the Madrid-born manager, whatever they say in public.

On the other hand, COPE reported today that Florentino Pérez will speak in press conference to publicly support Real's manager as soon as the board meets this Monday. Still, they also admit that Benítez is in danger if Madrid keep playing this way.