Being the worst boss in Liverpool, Rafael Benitez, was ‘the worst manager’ he’d ever worked in his life, claims Glen Johnson but he also explained how it was quite nice.
A show hosted by Talksport, he was expecting his favorite and his least preferred boss.
Jim White was anxious to find out on Thursday’s White and Sawyer show.
With some of the greatest coaches in English football, Johnson had a good chance to play throughout his 16-year career.
The former right-back told talkSPORT: “Harry Redknapp was probably the greatest boss I’ve worked for.”
“The worst? Hmm … I’d probably say Benitez, but at the same time it’s a rough one, since he was both good and the worst.”
“Although Harry will be your friend and therefore get the best out of you, Benitez will get the best out of you by not being a friend to you.”
“He’s just out to be your mate, that’s what I mean by suggesting that he’s potentially the worst boss, but he’s doing it cleverly.”
“Benitez isn’t bad, I liked Benitez, and he only does things in a particular way.”
“This is the reason I loved him, too. He used to go to work, he learned how to communicate with certain people, but with an arm around you, he didn’t do so in a friendly way.”
“He’d bring the best out of you knowing what to say, and when to say it, rather than having a laugh with you.”
“Benitez isn’t bad, I liked Benitez and he only does things in a particular way.”