Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Rafa Bayern talk rubbished

Bayern Munich and Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez have moved quickly to scotch claims he could take over at the German side next summer.
Reports over the weekend suggested that current Bayern boss Ottmar Hitzfeld's relationship with chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has become strained of late and he could be on his way out of the Allianz Arena come the end of the season. However, while Rummenigge has admitted directing some critcism towards the club's 58-year-old coach, he is confident of keeping him in Bavaria and even suggested a contract extension will be offered.On Hitzfeld, who rejoined Bayern after Felix Magath's sacking in February for his second spell in charge of the club, Rummenigge said: "Our relationship of confidence remains intact. You can criticise someone you consider a friend when you believe that things don't go in the right direction."He added: "We agreed we will discuss an extension of his contract in January."Benitez also reacted to the rumours by insisting he is not interested in quitting Liverpool as he wants to continue his plan to turn the Merseysiders into consistent Premiership title and Champions League contenders.

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