Rafa Benitez leaves China's Dalian, blames virus

Soccer Jan 24, 2021

Rafa Benitez leaves China's Dalian, blames virus

Rafa Benitez abruptly left as coach of Chinese Super League side Dalian Pro on Saturday, saying it was for family reasons because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 60-year-old Spaniard, who took Liverpool to Champions League glory in 2005, had been in charge of Dalian since ...

Salah helps Liverpool ease past Newcastle

Soccer Mar 4, 2018

Salah helps Liverpool ease past Newcastle

Liverpool moved into second place in the Premier League as Egyptian international Mohamed Salah continued his remarkable scoring run in a 2-0 victory at home against Newcastle United on Saturday. Salah scored in his seventh consecutive match and took his Liverpool total for the season ...

Soccer | PREMIER REPORT Mar 2, 2013

Benitez never had chance with Chelsea

by Christopher Davies

Like all Chelsea managers, Rafa Benitez was a dead man walking from day one. Of the previous eight during the Abramovich era, only Guus Hiddink wasn't fired, but the Dutchman was on loan from the Russian Football Federation for three months. Even the trigger-happy Abramovich ...