European champions Chelsea would have been better served putting former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp in charge rather than Rafael Benitez, according to former Stamford Bridge great Alan Hudson. Spaniard Benitez, 52, was appointed as interim manager on Wednesday following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo six months after the Italian led the London club to their first Champions League title.
"I wouldn't say Harry Redknapp is the best manager in the world but he's available after being sacked by Spurs and I think he would have been a much better choice than Benitez. It's not as if they need a great manager to come in and turn things around massively. Chelsea have already got the players, no question about that. They don't need anything radical. Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar are all fantastic in midfield so there's just one or two aspects of the team that need sorting out, the defence perhaps and maybe in attack,"Hudson told Reuters in an interview.
Former England midfielder Hudson, one of the golden boys of the Chelsea side who lifted the 1970 FA Cup and 1971 European Cup Winners' Cup, said he was shocked to hear that Di Matteo had been sacked.
"I've rarely been surprised by anything owner Roman Abramovich has done in the past but this time I'm totally stunned," he said. "I can't see what he is trying to do. I watched the 3-0 defeat by Juventus in the Champions League on the TV on
07:50 PM, Nov 22, 2012