Rafael Benitez's future with Inter Milan in doubt

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LONDON. December 23. KAZINFORM Rafael Benitez's future as Inter Milan manager is in serious doubt after the Italian club described the current situation as "a mess"; Kazinform refers to BBC News.

Former Liverpool boss Benitez led Inter to Club World Cup victory on Saturday, but they are seventh in Serie A after winning the last five titles.

Benitez denied that he had been sacked on Monday amid reports to the contrary.

Inter president Massimo Moratti could not clarify the situation on Wednesday but said discussions were ongoing.

"We are trying to understand what's going on, this situation is a bit of a mess," said Moratti. "Everything that happened was a bit unexpected, we are considering every point of view."

And asked about the timing of any official announcement, he added: "Nothing is expected today."

Benitez led European champions Inter to a 3-0 win over TP Mazembe in Saturday's Club World Cup final in in Abu Dhabi before urging Inter's board to back him; Kazinform cites BBC News.

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