Rafael Benitez expecting to shake hands with Neil Warnock on Wednesday
Chelsea travel north on Wednesday for a Capital One Cup clash at Elland Road, with Leeds United hoping to produce another cup upset after beating Everton and Southampton in earlier rounds of the competition.
December 18th, 2012
It appears there is some bad blood between the respective managers of both teams, with Neil Warnock blaming Rafael Benitez for the relegation of Sheffield United from the Premier League when the then-Liverpool manager decided to field a weakened team.
Warnock has stated he is unsure whether he will shake the Spaniard’s hand, although there is no issue for Benitez who is happy to exchange pleasantries with the Leeds manager.
He said: “I’m professional so will do my job. I’m professional, I will behave.
“Enough water’s passed under the bridge,” Warnock said. “It’s one of those things that disappoints you in life and you have to get on with it really.
“You get disappointments in every walk of life and I’ve made my feelings clear over the last few years – and nothing will change that.
“I think it (the email) had his name on, I think it was his solicitor who was threatening legal action and I’ve got it in a scrapbook at home.”