Ciao Rafa and Aufwiedersehen Steve?

Well finally, after keeping us all on tenderhooks for the last 36 hours, the inevitable has happened and Rafa Benitez has departed his post as manager of Inter.

Rafa Benitez: Shown the doer at Inter

Officially, the Spaniard has left by mutual consent.

Unofficially, his outburst after the side’s Club World Cup win, regarding being backed in the transfer market, has seen Massimo Moratti terminate the contract of the former Liverpool boss and the only thing that they have mutually agreed upon is his compensation package.

He’s made quite a bit of money this year from being fired hasn’t he.

Also, our favourite Englishman abroad… sorry, Stuart Baxter is our favourite.

Ok, our second-favourite Englishman abroad… no wait, that’s Nicky Butt now.

Ok, Steve McClaren, the former England coach, who took Twente to the Eredivisie title last season and has been in charge at VFL Wolfsburg in Germany this season, could well find himself out of a job in time for Christmas today.

The Champions of Germany in 2009 have struggled this season, they currently languish 13th in the Bundesliga with just four league wins this season, and the club’s board have been in an emergency board meeting today deciding whether to fire McClaren.

After last night’s dismal 3-1 DFB Pokal (German Cup) defeat to Energie Cottbus (from the league below) it’s believed McClaren will be shown his cards later today.

Steve McClaren: Down and Out at Wolfsburg?
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