Rafael Benitez Fired?

Rafael Benitez

Rumors are flying on Tuesday night over Rafael Benitez's future as coach of Inter Milan.

Massimo Moratti said Benitez was still in charge amid reports that he has been fired.

Benitez reportedly called on the club to back him or sack him following their FIFA Club World Cup triumph.

Moratti attended a meeting on Tuesday at the club's offices in Milan, and emerged from the meeting saying Benitez was still the coach. When asked if Benitez was still in charge, Moratti said, "Yes, yes. There are no other thoughts. I have heard of and read about contacts being made with other coaches, but the club has not made contact with any other coach and will not until the situation is clarified."

Benitez, 50, is on holiday in Liverpool while Inter have begun their winter break.

Inter are 13 points behind AC Milan in the Serie A title hunt.

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