Frankie Dettori and Rafa Benitez: Character and Genius

Frankie Dettori

“Many a sportsman would baulk at being asked for an encore after a career-crowning achievement (winning the Epsom Derby) but Frankie Dettori (44) proved his professionalism by travelling 20 miles down the road for the 7:30 at Lingfield’s evening meeting….for a race worth just £3000, some £830,000 behind the Derby.”

The Observer 7th June 2015

Rafa Benitez

If you are wondering why on earth Rafa Benitz would go to Newcastle United from Real Madrid, consider this: the last time he didn’t have a professional side to manage, he took over the local school team on the Wirrel (Cheshire, UK). “It was hilarious,” his wife Montse, recalled. “He stood there on the touchline and shouted at them as if it was the first division, waving his arms around.”

The Guardian 12th March 2016


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