Benitez and Mourinho on the touchline in the 2005 Champions League semi-final at Stamford Bridge
Benitez and Mourinho on the touchline in the 2005 Champions League semi-final at Stamford Bridge

Jose Mourinho and Rafa Benitez have rekindled their rivalry and are having an incredibly childish tiff in public.

It all began when the current Real Madrid and former Chelsea and Inter manager's wife (that's Benitez), took a tongue-in-cheek pop at the current Chelsea and former Real Madrid and Inter manager (that's Mourinho).

In an interview with local Spanish newspaper La Region this weekend, Benitez's wife Montserrat Seara joked that her husband, who has just taken the reins at Real Madrid, was cleaning up the mess at another of Mourinho's old clubs (translated from Spanish):

We fix the wrongs left behind by the guy! But of course it's not a coincidence, there are only a few elite teams in the world.

  • Montserrat Seara
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