Liverpool Manager Rafael Benitez has blasted back at his critics, in a furious public tirade shortly before he was scheduled for his pre-match press conference ahead of Liverpool's champions league encounter with Lyon.
"All the time I hear what the people are saying about me. I am Spanish no, so they say I am a waiter. If I was Ale(x) Ferguson, people would not say these things about me".
The 49 year old, went on to claim that had he been English he would have been hailed as one of the best managers in the world.
"Look at what they are saying about Sam Allardyce, see, they say these people can manage England one day. This man has never won one trophy is his life, not even managing a school team, no. So I think it is clear to everyone the real reasons I get criticised by the press".
The normally calm Benitez did not stop there, going on to verbally attack Mark Hughes, Harry Redknapp and Martin O'neil.
"These people say they are British , no? They win nothing and people say they do a great job. I win in Istambul, I build a new squad for less money than Tottenham and Manchester (City), and many times finishing ahead of Villa. Now I lose few games, and people say they will take my job away? If this happens, I leave, we see what happens to Liverpool when they give the job to Englishman Kevin Keegan. They go back to Europa League, and back to (Milan) Baros and (Djibrill) Cisse in attack. I only talk about facts, no, the public can judge for themselves".
Liverpool Currently lie in 6th place in the Premier League on just 18 points, level with Aston Villa, who would need just a point on Wednesday to overtake the Reds.