In the next few days, Benitez’s relegation strugglers Newcastle United will have to face the Premier League leaders Leicester City. Historically, Newcastle are much bigger club than Ranieri’s Leicester. But not this season, off course.
Both managers, Ranieri and Benitez were considered as losers after being sacked from their previous jobs. But Benitez have better CV than Ranieri though, with a Champions League title and two La Liga titles among other achievements at his disposal. Ranieri has non of these. Both Ranieri and Benitez have managed the same football teams like Valencia, Inter, Napoli and Chelsea in the past. I’d say those are amazing coincidents. Well, Benitez’s CV and Newcastle big name mean nothing today as they are struggling in the relegation zone. Leicester will take three points out of them.