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The sack of manager of Real Madrid did not come as a surprise to many football pundits and more importantly fans of Los Blancos.

Benitez’s reign at Real Madrid came to an abrupt end on Monday night – just seven months after the Spaniard took the Santiago Bernabeu hot seat, with Frenchman Zinedine Zidane announced as immediate replacement.

Minutes after the club President Florentino Perez announced during a press conference at Calle Padre Damián at Santiago Bernabéu at 7.30 CET that Benitez has been sacked, tweeter was awash with different reactions.

John Bennett writing ‏@JohnBennettBBC said: “Rafa Benitez at #RealMadrid – who would’ve guessed that that wouldn’t work out? (Apart from absolutely EVERYONE).”

Afam Bu Charles ‏@chaplinez70 blamed the management of Real for giving Benitez the job in the first instance. He wrote: “I will never understand why Rafa Benitez was hired by Real in the first place!!!”

Steve Carroll believes Benitez left the club worse than he met Real. Writing @StevenSOS1987, Carroll said that “Rafa Benitez leaves a club in a worse state than he found it for the fifth time running. How he gets the jobs he does remains a mystery.”

@IscohoIic wished the sacked coach the best in his future endeavor. He tweeted: “I wish Rafa Benitez all the best in his career. I can’t hate him for the mistakes Perez did.”

Bankole Adebayo ‏@AdeBanqie said: “Sorry for #Rafa #Benitez. Truth be told no one expected him to succeed from the word go. It was an uphill task 4 him. Just a matter of time.”

FPL Bonus Points ‏@BonusFPL said: “Rafa Benitez will now take up the role of Shadow Home Secretary in Jeremy Corbyn’s reshuffle.”