Gillett Blames Rafa For Title Misery

george-gillett_70861tGeorge Gillett has sparked another war with Rafa Benitez by claiming the Liverpool manager is solely to blame for the club’s ongoing title misery.

Gillett insisted he and co-owner Tom Hicks should have had some return for the £128million they have invested in players over the last 18 months.

But the American pointed the finger squarely at Benitez for the lack of success.

Gillett said: “The money we have invested means it should be getting better.

“Now, if it’s not getting better, it’s not Gillett and Hicks, it’s the manager, it’s the scouting.

“You have to make sure you balance out your analysis.

“There was plenty of money, so if you have any complaints, take a look at the ins and outs.”

Benitez splashed £40m this summer on Glen Jonson, Alberto Aquiliani and Sotirios Kyrgiakos.

But Gillett claims there was at least a further £12m available for team strengthening, with the Reds hoping to end their 20-year wait for the league title.

Gillett was speaking to fans group Spirit of Shankly outside the club’s training ground before the 6-1 thrashing of Hull last week.

Benitez has recently tried to avoid confrontation with the Reds moneymen following numerous bust-ups in the past. But these latest comments are sure to put the fiery Spaniard back on the warpath.

The Sun

~ by footballdirecta on October 6, 2009.

2 Responses to “Gillett Blames Rafa For Title Misery”

  1. If what is said here is true, it implies Rafa is not worthy of being a manager of a club as prestigious as Liverpool. Although Rafa could have been more discreet in his summer dealings, I have no doubts that it is the scarcity of funds which has caused the current plight. Its high time the Reds owners come out with the truth instead of playing politics

  2. Simply put, Gillett and Hicks are not fit to run a club as big as Liverpool. They were in it for the money from the start. Liverpool will only see silverware when someone like Abramovich comes along and takes the reigns.

    Rakan

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