Former Real Madrid player and academy coach Alvaro Benito was sacked this Thursday for the comments he made on radio station Cadena SER after Madrid’s 0-3 loss against Barcelona in the return leg of the Copa del Rey Semifinals last Wednesday.
Club sources confirmed to Managing Madrid’s Kiyan Sobhani that Benito’s departure from the club had 100% to do with his comments. Former Juvenil A coach Guti also appeared in some TV shows during his tenure in Madrid’s academy and delivered some controversial quotes in the process, but the same source told Managing Madrid that Benito made similar comments “many more times.”
These are the words Alvaro Benito said after El Clasico.
“The main problem is that there are some players like Casemiro who shouldn’t be playing a single minute. A similar thing happens with Kroos,” said Benito, who issued a farewell letter to the fans this Friday.
“I leave my lifelong club with a clear conscience because I gave it all every single day. I defended and supported my love towards the club every single time and that will not change. I thank the board for the opportunity they gave me to return to my house, where I was raised as a football player and where they taught me values. I am proud to say that I communicated those values to the young players who will soon be stars in this club. Seeing them succeed will be the biggest honor I can receive. I appreciate the support of each and every person who works for the club. There’s a fantastic group in this club and they make it even bigger. My conscience is clear because I fought every day so that the kids could develop and improve so that they could meet the standards of Real Madrid’s badge. I respect the club’s decision. I always supported the club in every single appearance I made on the media and I always felt free to talk about my beloved club. I leave without any kind of hard feelings and I will always thank Real Madrid for all they gave me as a football player and now as a coach. I hope our paths cross again soon and that this isn’t a farewell,” wrote Benito.
Raul will replace Alvaro Benito in Real Madrid’s Juvenil B, according to reports from MARCA and AS.